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The Relationship Between Attitude Toward Pets and Elementary School Students` Empathy Ability
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The Relationship Between Attitude Toward Pets and Elementary School Students` Empathy Ability
Han, A-Ram;
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This study examined the relationship between the attitudes toward pets and elementary school students` empathy ability, and analysed the difference in the attitude toward pets and the level of elementary school students` empathy depending on gender, school year and rearing period. To carry out this study, data were collected by giving a test on the attitudes toward pets and a test in empathy ability to 220 elementary school students in Daejeon Metropolitan City, who had a pet rearing experience in the past. With regard to the data collected, correlation analysis, multiple regression analysis, t-test and analysis of variance were carried out using SPSS win23. As a result of the analysis, the following facts were revealed. First, the attitudes and the degree of empathy ability for pets showed relevance. Second, affection for pets, interaction, and the joy of having pets were closely related to the empathy ability. Third, there was a significant difference in the attitude toward pets depending on gender and rearing period. Finally, there was a significant difference in empathy ability depending on the gender and rearing period. However, there was no significant difference depending on the school year.
Elementary school student;Empathy ability;Pet;Pet attitude;
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