The Motivational Bases Of Attitudes Toward Animals
Proposes three fundamental motivational bases for attitudes toward animals, where responses to animals depend on “instrumental self interest, empathy/ identification, or people’s beliefs and values about the nature and status of animals.”
A model is developed that proposes three fundamental motivational bases, where responses to animals depend on instrumental self interest, empathy/identification, or people’s beliefs and values about the nature and status of animals.
Animal rights supporters have a weak instrumental base, a strong identification base, and a strong value-expressive base (supporting the equality position).
Farmers have a strong instrumental base, a weak identification base, and a moderate to strong value-expressive base (supporting the dominance position).
The urban public has moderate instrumental and identification bases, and a relatively weak value-expressive base.