遛狗活動休閒效益之研究

外文標題: 
The Leisure Benefits of Dog-walking
校院系所: 
臺灣大學園藝學研究所
指導教授: 
林晏州
出版年份: 
2010年
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摘要: 

許多文獻已提出人們因伴侶動物陪伴所獲得之益處,然而針對遛狗活動者從事遛狗活動所獲效益之瞭解甚少,因此本研究旨在探討遛狗活動者從事遛狗活動之休閒效益並進行問卷調查。本研究所探討之休閒效益包含均衡生活體驗、健全生活內涵及提升生命品質三個構面。在將收集之數據以獨立樣本t檢定及單因子變異數分析等統計方法進行分析後,發現在休閒效益的感受方面,遛狗活動者之整體休閒效益感受頗高,其中以均衡生活體驗最高,而提升生命品質的感受最低。研究結果並可發現不同性別、遛狗活動時間、主要活動及共同活動犬體型之遛狗活動者,在部份休閒效益感受上均有顯著差異。其中女性及遛狗活動時間較久之遛狗活動者在均衡生活體驗及健全生活內涵效益上,皆有較高之感受。此外亦發現主要活動不同之遛狗活動者在提升生命品質效益感受上有顯著差異,即遛狗時主要活動為和狗遊戲之遛狗活動者在提升生命品質效益上感受較高。另一方面結果亦顯示共同活動犬體型不同之遛狗活動者在健全生活內涵及提升生命品質效益感受上有顯著差異,即與中大型犬共同活動之遛狗活動者在健全生活內涵及提升生命品質效益上感受較高。

外文摘要: 

Researchers have demonstrated clear benefits to people in their relationships with companion animals. However, little is known about how dog walkers may benefit from walking their dogs. The purpose of the current research was to investigate potential leisure benefits to dog walkers when walking their dogs and it was conducted via questionnaires, and the leisure benefits of the current research contain three categories: balancing living experiences, promoting the wellness of lifestyle, and enhancing the quality of life. Collected data have been analyzed through Descriptive Statistical Analysis, independent sample t-test, and One-way ANOVA. Research results showed leisure benefits experienced by dog walkers were high. The greatest was balancing living experiences, while the lowest was enhancing the quality of life. Parts of leisure benefits were significantly different among dog walkers who have different gender, the durations of dog-walking, main activities and body-sized dogs. That means the balancing living experiences and promoting the wellness of lifestyle parts of leisure benefits experienced by dog walkers who are female and had longer duration of dog-walking were higher. In addition, dog walkers who carried out different main activities while walking the dog showed a significant difference in experienced enhancing the quality of life part of leisure benefits. That means enhancing the quality of life part of leisure benefits experienced by dog walkers who played with dogs while walking the dog were higher. Finally, dog walkers who walked different body-sized dogs showed a significant difference in experienced promoting the wellness of lifestyle and enhancing the quality of life parts of leisure benefits. That means promoting the wellness of lifestyle and enhancing the quality of life parts of leisure benefits experienced by dog walkers who walked medium-sized or big-sized dogs were higher.