Scholars have demonstrated that multiple roles can affect well-being; however, whether the effects are positive or negative is still being debated. Most of these studies have focused on parenting, marital, employment, and caregiving roles; the current study introduces dog ownership as another role that is potentially important when examining multiple roles and well-being. Drawing on Role Strain and Role Accumulation Theories, this study examines dog ownership as a social status to provide a clearer answer to the question of what effect, if any, the role of dog ownership plays in the lives of dog owners.Physical activity also helps to control weight, contributes to healthy bones, muscles and joints; helps reduce falls among older adults; and is associated with fewer hospitalizations, physician visits, and medications (WHO 2006). owners wereanbsp;...
|Title||:||Dogs and People: Using Role Strain and Role Enhancement Theories to Predict Dog Owners' Well-being|
|Author||:||Krista Marie Clark Cline|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|