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孩子会变得接近宠物比兄弟姐妹的研究发现

文章出处:admin 发表时间:2018-09-27

Children may feel closer to their 搜狐娱乐pets than to siblings, a new study from the University of Cambridge suggests。

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Researchers have found out more and more about how pets influence child development lately。 A new ***** from the University of Cambridge now adds to that growing body of literature showing that children gain more satisfaction from relationships with pets than those with brothers and sisters。 The close quality of this bond, as well as the availability of companionship and disclosure could have a positive effect on children’;s social skills and emotional health。

The ***** comes as part of a larger study conducted in collaboration with the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition, co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, and led by Prof Claire Hughes from the Center of Family Research。 The team surveyed 12 year old children from 77 different families with more than one child who owned one or more pets of any type on the quality of their relationships。

”;Anyone who has loved a childhood pet knows that we turn to them for companionship and disclosure, just like relationships between people,”; says lead author and Gates Cambridge Scholar at the Department of Psychiatry Matt Cassels。

“;We wanted to know how strong these relationships are with pets relative to other close family ties。 Ultimately this may enable us to understand how animals contribute to healthy child development”;

The children reported strong ties to their siblings (no surprises there), but they reported their relationships with pets were just as strong。 Dog families also reported lower overall levels of conflict and greater owner satisfaction compared to other kinds of pets

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