Date of Completion

1-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

pets, well-being, dogs

Abstract

This study utilized a non-experimental, quantitative, descriptive research design. Using purposive sampling, it included a total of 60 nursing students who have qualified to the inclusionary criteria. A self-constructed tool was used as the instrument. The data gathered was analyzed using mean, standard deviation, frequency, percentage, t-test and f-test or ANOVA. The study concluded that, 1) majority of the respondents were females, ages 18-20 years old, owned two (2) dogs, owned dogs for 6 (six) years and more, and owned different breeds; 2) the respondents perceived the effects of pets on their psychological well-being on a moderate extent; on their socio-cultural well-being on a moderate extent: and on their physiological well-being on a low extent. In general, the respondents perceived the effects of pets on their well-being on a moderate extent; 3) the perception of the respondents on the effects of pets on their well-being does not significantly differ when grouped according to age, sex, number of dogs owned and taken care of, breed of dogs owned, and the length of dog ownership.

First Advisor

Alely S. Reyes

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