Volume 19, Issue 92 (10-2020)                   علوم روانشناختی 2020, 19(92): 991-998 | Back to browse issues page

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Assistant Professor in Department of psychology, Karaj branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran
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Background: Numerous studies have been conducted on the psychological problems and communication skills of people with pets, but research that compares happiness, mental health, and communication skills in people with and without pets has been neglected. Aims: The purpose of this study was to compare happiness, mental health and communication skills in individuals with and without pets. Method: The study was descriptive and causal-comparative. From the statistical population of all the pet and non-pet individuals in Tehran, 180 individuals were selected through available sampling. Research questionnaires including Argyle & Martin Happiness Questionnaire (1989), Goldberg General Mental Health Questionnaire (1972) and Bartone Communication Skills (1999) were distributed among the study samples and data were analyzed using independent t-test and analysis of variance Were analyzed. Results: Significant differences were observed between the pet group and the pet group in the variables of happiness, mental health, and communication skills. (p≤ 0/001). Conclusions: People who live without a pet have better happiness, mental health, and communication skills than people living with a pet.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/09/22 | Accepted: 2019/11/21 | Published: 2020/10/31