Allen et al (1999)

IB Psychology: Allen et al (1999)

It is well known that human well-being is dependent on social support from other human beings and that loneliness can result in stress and consequently health problems. Research comparing the health status of pet owners and non-pet owners has indicated that there is a beneficial effect of owning a pet.Allen et al. (1999) investigated the role of owning a pet on health status in a sample of 48 New York City stockbrokers...


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