Farm Animal Welfare and Children: A Preliminary Study Building an Attitude Scale and Evaluating an Intervention

Agustin Orihuela, Virginio Aguirre, Nelly Lakestani

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Children are future consumers; they will impact future animal welfare standards. This pilot study evaluated a nonhuman animal welfare education program, building a farm animal attitude questionnaire for 8-to 10-year-old children. The educational material focused on the behaviors and needs of cows, chickens, and pigs. Knowledge acquisition and attitude change were measured before and after the intervention for children in the intervention group and at a 2-week interval for children in the control group. Reliability of the attitude scale was measured by correlating the answers from the control group at two different time points. Eleven items were significantly correlated at the time points, indicating that those questions were reliably testing children's views on these items. The educational intervention was successful in increasing children's knowledge of farm animals and resulted in some changes in attitudes. The type of favorite animal reported shifted to more farm animals after the intervention.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)363-378
Número de páginas16
PublicaciónSociety and Animals
Volumen23
N.º4
DOI
EstadoPublished - 1 ene 2015
Publicado de forma externa

Huella dactilar

Animal Welfare
attitude scale
Domestic Animals
farmed animal species
animal welfare
farm
animal
welfare
educational materials
Control Groups
Group
knowledge acquisition
attitude change
education programs
Chickens
Swine
questionnaires
chickens
Education
cows

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Orihuela, Agustin ; Aguirre, Virginio ; Lakestani, Nelly. / Farm Animal Welfare and Children : A Preliminary Study Building an Attitude Scale and Evaluating an Intervention. En: Society and Animals. 2015 ; Vol. 23, N.º 4. pp. 363-378.
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En: Society and Animals, Vol. 23, N.º 4, 01.01.2015, p. 363-378.

Resultado de la investigación: Article

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