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Composite Respect for Animals Scale

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Christoph Randler, Janine Binngießer and Christian Vollmer

established scales for measuring animal attitudes (see, e.g., Binngießer, Wilhelm, & Randler, 2013). One aim of the study was to identify scales with appropriate language and constructs for the use in an adolescent sample. A further aim was to subject the scales to an analysis to identify the best items for

Empathic Differences in Men Who Witnessed Animal Abuse

“Dissociation Effect” between Cognitive and Affective Empathy

Beth Daly and L.L. Morton

. Taylor and Signal (2005) reported a “substantive link” between the specific construct of empathy and animal attitudes. With respect to the relationship between empathy and animal cruelty, the research is also diverse and speculative. Thompson and Gullone (2008) reported that empathy was a significant

Ghenaim Al-Fayez, Hiroko Arikawa, Abdelwahid Awadalla and Donald Templer

Ghenaim Al-Fayez, Abdelwahid Awadalla, Donald I. Templer, and Hiroko Arikawa 1 Companion Animal Attitude and its Family Pattern in Kuwait ABSTRACT The Pet Attitude Scale (PAS) score of Kuwaiti adolescents cor- related more highly with that of their fathers than with the score of their mothers

Harold A. Herzog and Steve Mathews

and the Animal Attitudes Scale to 99 college students. The personality scales were only weakly related to attitudes about animal welfare issues. Two personality factors, sensitivity and imaginativeness, were significantly correlated with attitudes towards animals. Gender and sensitivity explained 25

Larry Morton and Beth Daly

-five adults who reported witnessing at least 1 animal being killed inhumanely participated in a study of 5 measures of empathy from the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI) (Davis, 1980) and the Animal Attitude Scale (AAS) (Herzog, Betchart, & Pittman, 1991): Perspective Taking (PT), Fantasy (FS), Emotional

Estela M. Díaz

literature, self-identified gender is the most influential factor on animal attitudes. Although the debate remains open, the data suggest that women show more positive attitudes toward animals and their “moral rights” and express more negative attitudes toward animal use and abuse (e.g., Broida, Tingley

Bingtao Su, Naoko Koda and Pim Martens

universal principles (Galvin & Herzog, 1992a). The Animal Attitude Scale ( AAS ) (Herzog, Betchart, & Pittman, 1991), a commonly used measure of attitudes toward animals, was introduced in the third section of the questionnaire. Cronbach’s alpha for the AAS in the present study was 0.833. The AAS scale

Oriel J. Strickland and Stacie Davidson

significantly higher scores on the pas than social work students (Templer et al., 1981 ), demonstrating that attitudes towards companion animals influenced their choice of occupation. Although there have been no other studies that have directly examined companion animal attitude and interest in

Catherine A. Faver and Jacqueline D. Muñoz

information, attention, and concern. In all three questions, the term “animal welfare issues” was not defined; thus, the interpretation of this phrase may have varied widely across respondents. The ten even-numbered items of the 20-item Animal Attitude Scale ( aas ) (Herzog, Betchart, & Pittman, 1991

Nicola Taylor and Tania Signal

this, this study conducted a sur vey of 407 members of the animal protection community using the Animal Attitude Scale (AAS). The sur vey also asked par ticipants to indicate whether they identified more with (a) animal rights or animal welfare perspectives and (b) a direct or indirect action approach