Murphy notes that IJSAP is motivated by the importance of science in understanding human-animal relationships. She examines two studies that examine gender differences in attitudes to and interactions with companion animals. Both studies reported no differences between females and males, even though other studies report that females have more positive attitudes to animals.
Murphy, D. H.
"Sex Roles, Companion Animals and Something More,"
International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems: Vol. 4:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://www.wellbeingintlstudiesrepository.org/ijsap/vol4/iss3/4