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:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
This study provides a summary report of the GUiNZ cohort at 4.5 years of age. This report will highlight key descriptive statistics from each of the six research domains.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Education
Secondary Classification:
Family and Whanau, Health and Wellbeing
The study will examine the nutrition and physical activity environments within the mesosystem of home and Early Childhood Education settings for a subsample of 1188 Growing Up in New Zealand children (those for which we have collected additional data from their main childcare provider in the Kai Time in ECE online survey).
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The aim of this PhD is to explore the dietary management of GDM in New Zealand through three projects.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
There is very little existing literature of factors associated with children’s primary care engagement during the preschool years, and findings will have direct relevance for targeting healthcare resources towards our more vulnerable families.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Education
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
This study is divided into 3 parts: (1) determining parent-child learning interactions: associations with parent-child relationships and interactions across the preschool years....
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
The main study objective is to measure the role of familial and whanau prosocial and cultural expectations in maternal and paternal altruistic actions related to child health and to develop a household production function of child health which delineates and values altruistic actions influencing child health.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
This project will describe the behaviours of families and impacts upon families of having a child with a disability. The research will help to assess the effects on well-being, working situation and relationships for the parents of children with disability.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Education
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing, SCONE
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
The aims of this project are to (i) describe the range of sleep patterns in contemporary New Zealand children at age 2 years and how these vary with child and family characteristics; and (ii) determine whether sleep patterns in the first two years of life are independently associated with behaviour and development at school entry age.
Year:
2015
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Family and Whanau, Psych and Cog
Year:
2015
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Year:
2015
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Education
The study is investigating how the types of child care change between 9 months and 2 years, as children approach the age for accessing New Zealand’s ’20 hours free’ childcare at age 3, parents’ reasons for utilising (or not utilising) childcare at age 2 will be examined, and how longitudinal researchers can work alongside policy makers to enhance policy translation.
Year:
2015
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Year:
2015
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2015
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Year:
2015
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2015
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Year:
2015
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Year:
2015
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
SCONE
This project proposes to analyse the relationship between residential moves and family outcomes, using Growing Up in NZ data up to the 45 month data collection wave. The main outcome of interest is children’s connection to and use of services such as primary healthcare, childcare, vaccinations, and Well-Child checks.
Year:
2015
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
The aim of this proposal is to examine child vulnerability in the first 1000 days of life, focusing on the Growing Up in New Zealand children that live within the geographical region of South Auckland as defined by The Southern Initiative (Auckland Council)....
Year:
2015
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2015
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
The objective of the study is to understand why Pacific women have such significantly higher rates of antenatal depression compared to European women and to develop a risk profile for antenatal depression in Pacific women.
Year:
2015
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Year:
2015
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2015
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The aim of the study is to describe maternal alcohol consumption in a recent NZ birth cohort, to identify the characteristics of mothers who drink and the factors associated with alcohol consumption in this group.
Year:
2014
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Year:
2014
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
The objectives of the study is to: (1) to investigate the influence of father personality on father-infant closeness, (2) to investigate the influence of infant temperament on father-infant closeness, (3) to investigate whether parental support and father confidence in caring for the child affect father-infant closeness.
Year:
2014
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2014
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2014
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Education, Psych and Cog
Year:
2014
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Education
The study objective is to get a better understanding of who uses childcare at 9 months and why, and to better understand the relationship between parents' participation in the labor force and use of childcare in New Zealand
Year:
2014
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
This research will aim to develop a set of measures of the interparental relationship and use these to describe the quality of this relationship and to identify other factors in the family's background and circumstances that are associated with poor outcomes in this relationship, including the presence of conflict and violence.
Year:
2014
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Culture and Identity, Psych and Cog
Year:
2014
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
The objective of the study is to understand how maternal mental health change between the antenatal period and two years post-partum, and to understand how maternal mental health at the antenatal period can affect child outcomes at two years.
Year:
2014
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2014
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Year:
2014
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2013
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2013
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2013
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2013
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Year:
2013
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The thesis proposal is to explore the role of childcare in shaping the dietary patterns and body weight of infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Year:
2013
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
This project will take a life-course epidemiological approach that seeks to determine and quantify the effects of multiple early-life variables on the socio-emotional developmental trajectories and outcomes of preschool aged children...