The current research aims to test out the validity and reliability of the Child Self-Regulation Scale and subsequently to seek the relational model between parent and child self-regulation in Australia.

This newly developed scale assesses child self-regulation from the parental perspective, and it is developed to address the gap in the assessment of child self-regulation. The long-term goal of this research is to implement such a scale to empirically evaluate the efficacy of parenting interventions for promoting child self-regulation. We believe that this research would enable a new insight into child self-regulation as well as its relationship to parent self-regulation.

Participants are only required to fill out a set of designed questionnaires that assesses participants demographic information, parenting behaviours and their child's self-regulation online.

This set of questionnaires takes around 30-40 minutes to complete. There is no need for participants to travel and no identifiable information will be collected from participants.


We are looking for Australian parents with a child aged 3-12 years old who have been living together in the same household for the past six months to participate in our study.

Please be mindful that we are only recruiting parents with child aged 3-12 years old. If your child is turning 3 years old in the next few months, we suggest participants to come back and participate after their child has turned 3.

Participant benefits

Participants will have the chance to win a $20 voucher.

One $20 voucher will be drawn randomly for every 50 participants recruited and it is estimated to give out six vouchers in total.

Register your interest 

To register your interest for the study, click on the link below. 

Register your interest

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No.2023/HE000420].