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dc.contributor.supervisor Barrett, Louise
dc.contributor.author Hill, Joshua Louis
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2022-09-15T23:21:50Z
dc.date.available 2022-09-15T23:21:50Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/6333
dc.description.abstract Existing attempts to elucidate one's level of engagement with and attitude towards urban wildlife are primarily focused on a single species of flora or fauna and multiple species data are lacking. To achieve a more comprehensive understanding of perceptions of wildlife, I built and tested a measurement tool adopting both quantitative and qualitative methods: The Urban Wildlife Coexistence and Attitudes Scale (UWCAS). Two versions of the survey were administered to residents of the cities of Lethbridge, Calgary, and Red Deer (N= 1362). The results indicated that UWCAS (Version 2) is a psychometrically valid tool that elucidates the attitudes that residents hold toward wildlife. Overall, urban residents scored high on their willingness to coexist with and tolerate wild urban plants and animals. Further research could involve the collaboration with city planners and wildlife management groups to highlight species and habitats that could increase the health, happiness and well-being of residents. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Lethbridge College- CARIF- 10-000-82033-xxxxx SSHRC-10-000-81808-xxxxx CARIF- 10-000-82038-xxxxx en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Psychology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject social sciences en_US
dc.subject human-wildlife coexistence en_US
dc.subject survey data analysis en_US
dc.subject perceptions of urban wildlife en_US
dc.subject Urban animals--Ecology--Alberta en_US
dc.subject Urban animals--Public opinion--Research--Alberta en_US
dc.subject Urban plants--Ecology--Alberta en_US
dc.subject Urban plants--Public opinion--Research--Alberta en_US
dc.subject Suburban animals--Ecology--Alberta en_US
dc.subject Suburban animals--Public opinion--Research--Alberta en_US
dc.subject Suburban plants--Ecology--Alberta en_US
dc.subject Suburban plants--Public opinion--Research--Alberta en_US
dc.subject Urban ecology en_US
dc.subject Human-animal relationships en_US
dc.subject Coexistence of species en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Human-wildlife coexistence: understanding attitudes towards wildlife in urban environments en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0451 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0632 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0768 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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