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2010 | 21 | 27-54
Article title

LEXICAL TAXONOMY AND PERSONALITY TRAITS STRUCTURE ATTRIBUTED TO DOMESTIC ANIMALS (Taksonomia i struktura cech osobowosci przypisywanych zwierzetom domowym)

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The main aim of the two-stage studies was to establish the structure of the personality traits that are attributed to domestic animals by their owners. 1279 associations were collected in a qualitative study of 154 participants who described their domestic animals: dogs or cats. The lexical taxonomy of associations was performed by 7 judges. The frequency analysis allowed isolating 50 personality descriptors which are most often used by the owners describing their domestic animals. This adjective list was completed by 400 persons (age range: 15-85; 200 cat owners and 200 dog owners). A principal component analysis and a confirmatory factor analysis distinguished six dimensions: Energy, Intellect, Friendliness, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, and Antisocial dimension. A structural equations analysis established that the structures of personality characteristics attributed to dogs, cats and self-rating of their owners were similar. A short scale, of good psychometric validity, was compiled for further studies on perceived personality of domestic animals.
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21
Pages
27-54
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ARTICLE
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  • Oleg Gorbaniuk, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawla II, Instytut Psychologii, Katedra Psychologii Eksperymentalnej, al. Raclawickie 14, 20-950 Lublin, Poland.
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10PLAAAA086417
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