A Qualitative Case Study on Best Practices of Emotional Support Animal Policies

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Abstract

This study sought to understand the best practices and protocols of Emotional Support Animal policies in residential life. A qualitative case study was conducted to provide insight on the best practices of residential life Emotional Support Animal Policies. Four participants from institutions with established policies were interviewed to gain understanding of these protocols and policies, what is involved in the approval and accommodations process, and what challenges the participants face. The results showed a need to evaluate and change the current process that most institutions utilize for Emotional Support Animal approval. The approval process and accommodations process
are two separate processes, which means that Disability Resources and Residential Life should have a strong collaboration. Results of this study may not applicable to every institution because every institution faces different challenges unique to their campus.

Table of Contents

Abstract ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ii
Dedication …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. ;;;
Chapter 1 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1
Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1
My Story …………………………………………………………………….. . . . . . . . . . . . . …………………… ………………………. 3
Purpose of the Study …………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………. 6
Research Questions …………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………… 6
Significance of the Study ……… ……………………. …………………….. ……………………………. . . . . . . . . ……………. 7
Limitations of the Study ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7
Definition of Terms ……………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………… 9
Cliapter 2 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11
Review of the Literature ……………………………………………………………………………………. 11
Mental Heath …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11
Cost and Access …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 15
Federal Regulations that Affect Higher Education ……………………………………………………………. . .. 16
Challenges to Residence Life Departments . . . . . … . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……………………………………………………. 21
Challenges to Disability Resource Offices …………………………………. ………………………………………… 25
The Challenge to Approving an ESA ……………………. ……………………………………….. …………………… 25
Chapter 3 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 28
Methods ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 28
Design of Study …….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 28
Site ………………….. ……………………………………………….. ………………………………. …………………………….. 30
Participants ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 30
lnstrument …………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………. . . . . . ………. 31
Data Collection ………………………………………………………………………………………………. …………………. 32
Treatment of Data ……….. . . . . . . . . . . . . …………………………………………. . . . … . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……. ……….. 33
Data and Resource Analysis …………………………………………………………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . … . . . . . . . . . 34
Chapter 4 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3 6
Results ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 36
Chapter 5 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 53
Discussion ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 53
Implications for Student Affairs Professionals …………………………………………………………………….. 63
Table 1. Current Procedures and Recommended Procedures Comparison …………………………… 64
Recommendations ……………………. ……………………………………………………….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Future Research …………………. . . . . . . . …………………………………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……………………………………. 67
References …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 69
Appendix …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 74

Additional information

Author

Jordan E. Dadez

No of Chapters

5

No of Pages

82

Reference

YES

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