Publications

This page lists our reports published by the Scottish Government and journal articles published in peer reviewed journals by researchers using data from GUS. Publications are listed in chronological order.

Please note that to access most journal articles you will require an Athens username and password. You can apply for an NHS Health Scotland Athens username and password if you work in Scotland are NHS staff, social services staff, voluntary sector staff or working in partnership with the NHS. For a full list of criteria and to register, please visit the Knowledge Network website.

If you would like to receive e-mail updates to tell you about new publications, please join our mailing list.

2016

What shapes 7-year-olds’ subjective well-being? Prospective analysis of early childhood and parenting using the Growing Up in Scotland study  (2016) Parkes, A; Sweeting, H & Wight, D in Social Psyichiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology doi:10.1007/s00127-016-1246-z

Bradshaw, P;  King, T; Knudsen, L; Law, J & Sharp, C (2016)  Language development and enjoyment of reading: impacts of early parent-child activities in two Growing Up in Scotland cohorts

Does parenting help to explain socio-economic inequalities in children’s body mass index trajectories? Longitudinal analysis from the Growing Up in Scotland study (2016) Parkes, A; Sweeting, H; Young, R & Wight, D in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health doi:10.1136/jech-2015-206616

Early Childhood Precursors and School age Correlates of Different Internalising Problem Trajectories Among Young Children (2016) Parkes, A; Sweeting, H & Wight, D in Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
doi:10.​1007/​s10802-015-0116-6

2015

Tackling inequalities in the early years: Key messages from 10 years of the Growing Up in Scotland study (2015)

Bradshaw, P., Knudsen, L. and Mabelis, J. (2015) Growing Up in Scotland: The circumstances and experiences of 3-year-old children living in Scotland in 2007/08 and 2013

Parenting Stress and Parent Support Among Mothers With High and Low Education (2015) Parkes, A; Sweeting, H & Wight, D in Journal of Family Psychology http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fam0000129

The effects of financial vulnerability and mothers’ emotional distress on child social, emotional and behavioural well-being: a structural equation model (2015) Treanor, M in Sociology doi:10.1177/0038038515570144

Social assets, low income and child social, emotional and behavioural wellbeing (2015) Treanor, M in Families, Relationships and Societies doi:10.1332/204674315X14281323517164

Exploring the social, emotional and behavioural development of preschool children: is Glasgow different? (2015)Marryat, L; Thompson, L; Minnis, H and Wilson, P in International Journal for Equity in Health doi: 10.1186/s12939-014-0129-8

Mothers’ perceived proximity to green space is associated with TV viewing time in children: The Growing Up in Scotland study Aggio, D; Smith, L; Fisher, A & Hamer, M in Preventive Medicine Volume 70 January 2015  doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.11.018

2014

Bradshaw, P., Lewis, G., and Hughes, T. (2014) Growing Up in Scotland: Characteristics of pre-school provision and their association with child outcomes Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report    Summary

Parkes, A., Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2014) Growing Up in Scotland: Family and school influences on children’s social and emotional well-being Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report    Summary

Predicting maternal aspirations for their children’s education: The role of parental and child characteristics Sosu, E. (2014) in International Journal of Educational Research, 67, 67-79. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2014.05.003

Change in breastfeeding patterns in Scotland between 2004 and 2011 and the role of health policy Skafida, V (2014) in European Journal of Public Health doi:10.1093/eurpub/cku029

The experiences of mothers aged under 20: Analysis of data from the Growing Up in Scotland study Bradshaw, P; Schofield, L & Maynard, L (2014) Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Do changes in objective and subjective family income predict change in children’s diets over time? Unique insights using a longitudinal cohort study and fixed effects analysis Skafida, V & Treanor, M (2014) in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health doi:10.1136/jech-2013-203308

2013

Patterns of primary care service use by families with young children Claire Wilson, Rhona Hogg, Marion Henderson and Philip Wilson (2013) in Family Practice doi:10.1093/fampra/cmt057

Bradshaw, P & Hall, J (2013) The impact of disability on the lives of young children: analysis from the Growing Up in Scotland study Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report      Summary

Bradshaw, P. et al (2013) Growing Up in Scotland: Birth Cohort 2 – Results from the first year Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report

Summaries:

Parenting a 10-month old child: attitudes, feelings, domestic organisation and activities

Patterns of childcare use amongst families with 10 month-old children

Infant feeding: Breastfeeding and weaning amongst mothers in Scotland

Key Early Years indicators on pregnancy and birth

The effects of early years childcare on child emotional and behavioural difficulties in lone and co-parent family situations Hannah Zagel, Gitit Kadar-Satat, Myrthe Jacobs and Anthony Glendinning (2013) in Journal of Social Policy Volume 42/ Issue 02/ April 2013, pp235-258

Early parental physical punishment and emotional and behavioural outcomes in preschool children Scott, S et al (2013) in Child: Care, Health and Development

Deprived or not deprived? Comparing the measured extent of material deprivation using the UK government’s and the Poverty and Social Exclusion surveys’ method of calculating material deprivation Treanor, Morag C (2013) in Quality & Quantity Feb 2013

 

2012

Jamieson, L., Warner, P. and Bradshaw, P. (2012) Growing up in Scotland: The involvement of grandparents in children’s lives Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report      Summary

Parkes, A., Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2012) Growing Up in Scotland: Overweight, obesity and activity Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report      Summary

Bradshaw, P., Hall, J., Hill, T., Mabelis, J., and Philo, D. (2012) Growing Up in Scotland: Early experiences of primary school Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report      Summaries:

Early Experiences of Primary School – the transition to school

Early Experiences of Primary School – parental involvement in school activities

The inverse operationalisation of concepts for the secondary analysis of quantitative data: an example from the study of parental collaboration Hinchliffe, S. (2012) in Quality & Quantity, DOI 10.1007/s11135-012-9796-y

You are what you eat? Meal type, socio-economic status and cognitive ability in childhood von Stumm, S (2012) Intelligence 40 (2012) 576-583

What predicts persistent early conduct problems? Evidence from the Growing Up in Scotland cohort Wilson, P et al (2012) Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health

The family meal panacea: exploring how different aspects of family meal occurrence, meal habits, and meal enjoyment relate to young children’s diets Skafida, V (2012) in Sociology of Health and Illness

Infant feeding in relation to eating patterns in the second year of life and weight status in the fourth year Abraham, EC et al, Glasgow Caledonian University in Public Health Nutrition (2012)

Juggling Work and Motherhood: The impact of employment and maternity leave on breastfeeding duration: A Survival Analysis on Growing Up in Scotland Data Skafida, V in Maternal and Child Health 2012 , Vol 16 No 22

2011

Mabelis, J. and Marryat, L. (2011) Growing Up in Scotland: Parental service use and informal networks in the early years Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report       Summary

Bradshaw, P. (2011) Growing Up in Scotland: Changes in child cognitive ability in the pre-school years Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report      Summary

Parkes, A. and Wight, D. (2011) Growing Up in Scotland: Parenting and children’s health Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report      Summary

Chanfreau, J., Barnes, M., Tomaszewski, W., Philo, D., Hall, J. and Tipping, S. (2011) Growing Up in Scotland: Change in early childhood and the impact of significant events Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report      Summary

2010

Barnes, M. Chanfreau, J., Tomaszewski, W. (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: The circumstances of persistently poor children Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report      Summary

Bromley, C. and Cunningham-Burley, S (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: Health inequalities in the early years Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report     Summary

Marryat, L. and Martin, C. (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: Maternal mental health and its impact on child behaviour and development Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report     Summary

Bradshaw, P. and Tipping, S (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: Children’s social, emotional and behavioural characteristics at entry to primary school Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report     Summary

Melhuish, E. (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: Impact of the home learning environment on child cognitive development Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report

2009

Marryat, L., Skafida, V. and Webster, C. (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: Year 3 – Food and Activity Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report      Summary

Marryat, L., Reid, S. and Wasoff, F (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: Year 3 – Non-resident Parents Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report      Summary

Bradshaw, P., Sharp, P. Webster, C. and Jamieson, L (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: Year 3 – Parenting and the Neighbourhood Context Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report      Summary

Bradshaw, P. and Wasoff, F. (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: Year 3 – Multiple Childcare Provision and its Effects on Child Outcomes  Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report      Summary

Bromley, C (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: Year 3 – The Impact of Children’s Early Activities on Cognitive Development  Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Full report      Summary

The relative importance of social class and maternal education for breast-feeding initiation Skafida,V in Public Health Nutrition Vol12 Issue12 Dec 2009

Ford, K (2009) Understanding the use of alcohol in pregnancy amongst women in Scotland Edinburgh: Scottish Government

2008

Bradshaw, P. et al (2008) Growing Up in Scotland : Year 2 – Results from the second year of a study following the lives of Scotland’s children Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Full report      Summaries:

Summary of findings from Year 2

Experiences of pre-school education

Issues of child health and development at ages 1-2 and 3-4 years

Parenting styles and parental support

Bradshaw, P., Martin, C. and Cunningham-Burley, S. (2008) Growing Up in Scotland Study : Exploring the Experiences and Outcomes for Advantaged and Disadvantaged Families Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Bradshaw, P., Wasoff, F. and Jamieson, L (2008) Growing Up in Scotland: Use of Informal Support by Families with Young Children  Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Jamieson, L., Bradshaw, P. and Ormston, R (2008) Growing Up in Scotland: Growing Up in Rural Scotland   Edinburgh: Scottish Government

2007

Anderson, S. et al (2007) Growing Up in Scotland: First research report on Sweep 1 findings of the Growing Up in Scotland study Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Full report      Summaries:

Summary of findings from Year 1

Use of childcare by parents of young children

Pregnancy, Birth and Early Parenting

Sources of formal and informal support for parents of young children

Developed by Learning Technology Section, University of Edinburgh  |  Privacy Policy
Feedback