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The Worry Bug Project - Evaluation Research

Welcome to the Worry Bug Project Evaluation Research site!

Rising Tide

Thanks for coming along to give us your insights and share your experiences in the course of using the Worry Bug storybooks for Years 1 to 4 children (Wishes and Worries and Maia and the Worry Bug) or the Rising Tide storybook for Years 5 to 8 young people. 

Having your input is quite important to us, and we hope that you find the research site easy to use.

If you click on the link below for the relevant evaluation survey of either the Worry Bug Project, or the Rising Tide Project, you will be able to view the information sheet about the research before progressing to the questionnaire, which generally takes 10-15 minutes to complete.

We appreciate your time and effort!

Evaluation Survey

If you would like to participate in these evaluation questionnaires and help support the development of further resources, please click on the survey appropriate to your child or young person.

Survey for Worry Bug Project Evaluation. (Teachers & Parents: PreSchool and Class years 1,2,3 & 4)
Survey for Rising Tide Project Evaluation. (Teachers & Parents: Class years 5,6,7,8 & 9)

This link will take you to an information page informing participants of what will be required. Participants can then decide if they wish to continue and complete the questionnaire. This same links are used for the three periods of each survey and used by parents and by teachers.

Supporting Resources

Completing research questionnaires about your child’s well-being can sometimes bring a sense of anxiety or concern. A list of agencies and their contact details are listed to help provide you with support if you need it. This list is drawn from WorryBug website, and the support information can also be accessed there. 


The project is sponsored by the Rata Fundation and Red Cross, and evaluation research is sponsored by Massey University School of Psychology.  You may see information and news about the Project research at www.theworrybug.co.nz, or www.facebook.com/TheWorryBug.


This research is being conducted by Benita Stiles-Smith from the School of Psychology, Massey University.

Benita Stiles-Smith
School of Psychology
Massey University
Albany, Auckland
New Zealand
+64 9 414-0800 Ext 43748
Email: B.Stiles-Smith@massey.ac.nz

This project has been evaluated by peer review and judged to be low risk. Consequently it has not been reviewed by one of the University's Human Ethics Committees.
The researcher(s) named in this document are responsible for the ethical conduct of this research.
If you have any concerns about the conduct of this research that you want to raise with someone other than the researcher(s), please contact Dr Brian Finch, Director (Research Ethics), email humanethics@massey.ac.nz.