The Sibling Drawing Study

By Telethon Kids Institute

The University of Western Australia, Curtin University and Telethon Kids Institute are looking for children aged 4-12 years with one or more siblings (any age) to take part in an online drawing study.

What is the project about?

The Sibling Drawing Study aims to understand how young children communicate about their siblings through drawing. Researchers would like to know how the sibling perspective changes, and what sibling characteristics children include in their drawings at different ages. They are also interested in any differences in children’s drawings if there is a child with disability or chronic condition in their family.

What does participation involve?

This is an online study.  Children will need to draw a single picture of themselves and all their siblings. Parents/guardians will need to answer some family questions (e.g. the number of siblings in the family, ages and whether any disabilities are present), take a photo of the drawing/s and upload it at the end of the questionnaire.  The estimated participation time for parents is around 15 minutes.


Aside from helping contribute to vital research, participants can choose to go into the random draw prize to win one of 10 electronic Amazon E-Gift Cards!

How do I sign up?

If you are interested in participating:

Learn more and register here

(This study has been approved by the UWA Human Research Ethics Committee (2022/ET000881)). This project is supervised by Dr Emma Glasson ([email protected]).