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Predisposition of the Five Factor Personality Traits Associated with Animal Attraction
AuthorGreb, Meaghan E.
AdvisorSimmonds, Richard C.
Agriculture, Veterinary and Rangeland Sciences
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Although there is considerable public interest in animal welfare, little work has been conducted on the relationship between animal attitudes and personality. The following study attempts to determine if there is a relationship between personality traits and animal welfare attitudes. The author examines the relationship between personality and attitudes toward animal welfare by administering the Mini-International Personality Item Pool Scale and the Animal Attitudes Scale to ninety-seven college students. The personality factors were only weakly correlated with animal welfare attitudes and none of the factors were statistically significant. The results of the following study will add to the increasing amount of literature on personality and animal welfare attitudes and will be useful in both the psychological and veterinary fields by providing information about human attitudes toward animals.