Uncertain Link Between Loneliness and Companion Animals in Rural Adolescents
Excerpt: The study by Black (2011) concluded that pets may be valuable in reducing loneliness among adolescents based on the finding that pet owners had lower loneliness scores. As appealing and logical as this conclusion may appear, there are a number of shortcomings in the study that prevent it from actually supporting this conclusion.
Nist, Laura; and Glenn, L. Lee. 2012. Uncertain Link Between Loneliness and Companion Animals in Rural Adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Vol.27(4). 293. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2012.03.029 ISSN: 0882-5963