People who loves animal invest a lot of time with their pet, and in general, their pets become a part of the family, so it is important to know what role they play and how they affect the lives of these people as opposed to people who don't own any animals. This study was conducted to understand the difference between the levels of depression, anxiety, stress, and empathy between pet and non-pet owners. All of the participants in this study were between the ages of 18 and 25 and lived in the Delhi-National Capital Region. There were a total of 100 subjects; 50 people owned pets and 50 did not. The two scales used were the DASS-21 and the Perth Empathy Scale. The responses were scored. The student's t-test was applied. The obtained results show that there is no significant difference in the mean values of pets and non-pet owners on the levels of depression, anxiety, stress, and empathy. In order to get a better understanding of the relationship between depression, anxiety, stress, and empathy in pet owners and non-pet owners, a Pearson correlation was used. The results showed that there was a strong positive association between depression, anxiety, stress, and empathy in pet owners and non-pet owners. In addition, a significant positive correlation was found between depression, anxiety, stress, and empathy in pet owners and non-pet owners.
Pet and non-pet owners; depression; anxiety; stress; empathy.
Unique Paper ID: 80
Publication Volume & Issue: VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 2
31 Dec 2023Submit Paper