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Table 5 Rank, choice probabilities and dominance based on R-index for all respondents

From: An empirical examination of the conceptualization of companion animals

Rank Dogs (n = 1267) Dominance Cats (n = 760) Dominance
Attributes SCP AD DA   Attributes SCP AD DA  
1 Friendship 1608 21 0 a Personality (incl. mentality) 1667 21 0 b
2 Love 1599 21 0 a Love 1600 20 1  
3 Companionship 1557 21 0 a Companionship 1231 17 2  
4 Joy 1557 21 0 a Appearance 1224 17 2  
5 Loyalty 1465 20 4   Enjoyable 1185 14 2  
6 Physical activities 1333 17 5   Joy 1147 11 4  
7 Leisure activities 1298 12 5   Intelligence 1135 8 4  
8 Responsibility 1295 12 5   Breeds & other traits 1124 5 4  
9 Safe/unsafe 1271 6 6   Nuisances 1121 5 5  
10 Family 1254 2 6   Relaxation 1094 0 5  
11 Outdoor activities 1252 2 6   Responsibility 1087 0 5  
12 Enjoyable 1248 1 6   Friendship 1078 0 6  
13 Social interaction 1245 1 6   Health 1076 0 6  
14 Demanding 1233 0 8   Animal welfare 1073 0 6  
15 Services provided 1228 0 8   Services provided 1068 0 7  
16 Breeds & other traits 1227 0 8   Demanding 1066 0 7  
17 Central in life 1222 0 8   Loyalty 1064 0 7  
18 Nuisances 1222 0 8   Safe/unsafe 1056 0 9  
19 Health 1213 0 8   Honesty 1055 0 9  
20 Intelligence 1208 0 9   Central in life 1050 0 9  
21 Honesty 1201 0 9   Family 1050 0 9  
22 Appearance 1199 0 9   Social interaction 1047 0 9  
23 Personality (incl. mentality) 1193 0 9       
24 Relaxation 1190 0 11       
25 Animal welfare 1181 0 13       
  1. Rank rank according to the choice probability, SCP sum choice probability, AD number of other attributes dominating, DA number of other attributes dominated by, adenotes weak dominance, and bdenotes strict dominance