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The effect of a companion dog on wellbeing

This study will investigate the relations between ownership of/closeness to a companion dog during childhood, adolescence and young adulthood and emotional wellbeing, sleep quality, academic achievement and self-esteem.

The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 8 minutes to complete. The survey is directed at undergraduates of The University of Sydney.

Study results will be available for participants by selecting the feedback option at the end of the survey.


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • are 18 years of age or older

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please complete this online questionnaire.