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Pet Ownership and the Effect on General Self-efficacy (GSE) After Being Exposed to a Flooding Scenario With Positive Ending

Krumrey, Jule (2019) Pet Ownership and the Effect on General Self-efficacy (GSE) After Being Exposed to a Flooding Scenario With Positive Ending.

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Abstract:The purpose of this embedded experimental design study is to examine the influence of pets, namely cats and dogs after participants have been exposed to a positive scenario on the general self-efficacy of humans. Therefore, the research question is: Do pets have a significant influence on the general self-efficacy (GSE) of their humans? In order to answer the question, an online survey with two groups was designed. Participants were either in the control group or received a positive scenario at the beginning of the questionnaire. Those two groups were respectively further differentiated into pet owners (PO) and non-pet owners (NPOs). It was hypothesized that there is a significant difference in GSE between pet owners and non-pet owners when exposed to a positive scenario.Analysis shows that POs experience the same level of GSE as NPOs. Possible reasons for this outcome include the perception of the scenario and the mean age of the sample. It is recommended to replicate this study with a different scenario, which is more relevant for the sample. Indirect influences such as mediator variables and other constructs which are closely related or overlap with GSE should be researched in the future.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/78353
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