Research Projects Using Growing Up Data

On these pages you can search for research projects using Growing Up in New Zealand data.   We've tried to include all current and previous projects which use the data, but this list may not be exhaustive. 

Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Psych and Cog
The stack-and-topple (S&T) task has been used to measure the development of children’s engagement in social games. We, however, modified this task for the GUiNZ 2-year data collection wave to provide a fun, quick, and novel measure of six key outcome measures. In this manuscript we will test the relationship between children’s performance on S&T with conceptually similar outcome variables at 4 years. This will be the first evidence that our S&T task provides a valid measure of key outcomes in early childhood.
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
This research will describe the development of early self-concept in the GUiNZ cohort and examine whether there are any socio-demographic differences. It will also investigate the influence that parenting values and practices (e.g., affiliation, engagement, time spent with child etc) relate to the development of self-concept at 2 years of age.
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Education
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing, Psych and Cog
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Applying a developmental perspective, we want to understand how the presence of varying risk factors in the first 2 years of life create vulnerability for problematic outcomes at 54 mos and, at the same time, what factors across multiple domains (child, mother, partner, social/community, ethnicity) are associated with resilience in children exposed to high vulnerability, such that they avoid problematic outcomes despite their high risk status. Using GUiNZ we can pioneer an understanding of high risk exposure over time in early development and resilience in young children prior to entry into public schooling, and extend that to diverse groups in contemporary New Zealand.
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Enhanced human capital leads to increased employment opportunities, higher standards of living, and economic growth. Early music and literacy in the household result in improved knowledge and skills acquisition, pointing to the role they play in human capital development...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Fathers play a significant role in the lives of children. With almost half of Pacific fathers born overseas and over 60% of these migrant fathers raised outside of NZ, further attention needs to be given to the challenges and strengths of fathers in NZ and what policies and services would best respond to the needs of a diverse mix of fathers in NZ...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
This paper addresses how Pacific families in NZ interact with health information and health services in the early childhood period (2 years – 54 months). We’ll look at such things as attitudes to health care, the way health care and information is delivered, and the impacts of factors like language, migration history, community support and cultural beliefs..
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Dietary practices established in childhood track into adulthood. Understanding how dietary patterns in childhood become established therefore has implications for dietary intake throughout life.Wide variance exists in patterns of weaning practices and patterns of dietary intake in early childhood...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing, Psych and Cog
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
SCONE
Previous research has used NZDep to demonstrate a deprivation-health gradient for many health outcomes in the GUiNZ datasets....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
This paper addresses how Pacific families in NZ interact with health information and health services from before the baby is born to when the baby is 9 months old. We will look at such things as attitudes to health care, the way health care and information is delivered, and the impacts of factors like language, migration history, community support and cultural beliefs...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
This project expands on ongoing work on the epidemiology of childhood obesity at age 4.5 years. IT will explore additional factors, such as antenatal exposure to antibiotics and other medications, which may be associated with childhood obesity. ....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Genetic factors that may influence risk of severe respiratory infections in babies. Around 1-2% of infants are hospitalised with severe viral respiratory infections, and of those, 10% require treatment in a paediatric intensive care unit. Recent work suggests that mutations in the IFIH1 gene may contribute towards increased susceptibility to viral infections...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
The project will specifically examine associations within ethnic groups. In particular, rates of antenatal and postnatal depression and IPV are high among Pacific women...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
The current housing situation in parts of New Zealand has led to a shortage of affordable homes, impacting on many families...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
The proposed research will assess how the interaction of the home literacy environment and the physical environment of home can affect cognitive development during the first two years of life.
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The first project will understand determinants of access to routinely available preschool dental care and identify predictors of children’s oral health across the preschool years. The second project will involve the linkage with oral health data and will consider how well the “lift the lip” assessments in the Before School Check predict oral health assessments ......
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Education
Starting ‘big school’ or primary school is a major transition for pre-schoolers. Many parents proactively prepare their children for the school environment. For others, there is little awareness of interactions or activities that enhance pre-schoolers’ readiness to learn and to engage with others in a school setting...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
There is growing interest in the non-classical role of vitamin D; particularly role of vitamin D on the immune system and respiratory tract infections. Dried blood samples are collected through heel prick onto absorbent cards as soon after 48 hours of birth as possible as part of the national newborn screening programme...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
This study explores the association between nutrition and physical activity environments (policy and practices) in Early Childhood Education settings with measures of overweight and obesity in 4 year olds....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
This research focuses on the ethnic identification of the children of Growing Up in New Zealand. Measuring ethnicity clearly and consistently is important in order to make sure that comparisons between groups and across time are clear. In New Zealand, measurement of outcomes by ethnicity is critical for achieving equity....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Education
This paper addresses how Asian families in NZ interact with health information and health services in the early childhood period (2 years – 54 months). We’ll look at such things as attitudes to health care, the way health care and information is delivered, and the impact of factors like language, migration history, community support and cultural beliefs...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
SCONE
Numeracy skills are important for social and academic success in modern society. The foundations of early numeracy learning are likely to include both inbuilt child abilities and the experiences they have within their environment....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
The study is investigating how prenatal and postnatal maternal stress impact development of early childhood obesity at age 5?
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The study is investigating whether children who have more routines around eating and sleep are also more self-regulated and have better quality parent-child interaction
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Our aim is to find out whether this variant is present within the Growing Up in New Zealand cohort and if so whether it is associated with measures of growth and obesity.This will be of interest as it will explore the role of a genetic variant in early childhood growth in a cohort with a large proportion of Pacific children.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The study findings will add to the literature on live vaccine effects on infant and childhood respiratory infections +/- atopic conditions.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
This project will investigate relationships between a mother’s emotional state and attitude towards her infant, and the development of relational trajectories, including language of her infant over the first two years of life.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Psych and Cog
This study will investigate the structure of temperament at age 4 and temperament development over time
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
This project aims to: (1) determine the factors that are associated with (i) children being hospitalised with unintentional injury, and ....
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
The study findings will address partner conflict antenatally and associations with partner conflict and violence across time.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The thesis will investigate whether environmental modification of genome function acts as a mediator of asthma risk and severity between population subgroups.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog