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| Published: June 30, 2021

Stress Among Pet Owners and Non-Pet Owners During Covid-19

Ria Raina

Bachelors’ student, Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.205.20210902

DOI: 10.25215/0902.205

ABSTRACT

The aim of the present research is to examine if there is a difference in stress experienced by pet owners and non-pet owners during covid-19. Pets are stress busters, spending a few minutes with them work as a mood uplifter. In this increasingly demanding and stressful situation, pet for humans can act like pillars of emotional support and influx of positive energy. A sample of 100 individuals(n=100), consisting of 50 pet owners and 50 non pet owners participated in this study. They were mainly college students aged between 18-24 years. The Perceived stress scale was the standardized tool used to measure the stress among respondents and sampling technique used was simple random sampling. After data collection, the responses were scored using the test manual and then scores analyzed using an independent sample t-test. The result pointed out that there was no significant difference in perceived stress among non-pet owners and pet owners during covid-19. The pandemic has been equally stressful for both the samples.

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Stress, Pets, COVID-19

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Ria Raina @ riaraina26@gmail.com

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ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.205.20210902

10.25215/0902.205

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021