School of Health in Social Science

Evaluation measures library

Examples of validated measures to evaluate impact (four key areas relating to child/animal interactions)

Pet ownership & attachment

Two boys stroking a dog
Published measures of pet ownership & different elements of attachment

Knowledge, attitudes & beliefs

Photo of boy looking at fish
Measures of knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about animals

Empathy & socio-emotional measures

Photo of a child stroking a horse
Measures that capture children's characteristics in relation to empathy/compassion & perceived quality of life

Human-animal interaction behaviours

Photo of little boy reaching out to stroke a deer
Measures that shed light on the ways in which children/young people interact with animals