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The role of public and private natural space in children’s social, emotional and behavioural development in Scotland: A longitudinal study (2017) Richardson,E et al in Environmental Research

Login required: Are all beliefs equal?’ Investigating the nature and determinants of parental attitudinal beliefs towards educational inclusion (2017)  Sosu, E. M., & Rydzewska, E. in Educational Studies, doi:10.1080/03055698.2017.1312286

Login required: Tracking emotional and behavioural changes in childhood: Does the strength and difficulties questionnaire (SDQ) measure the same constructs across time? (2016) Sosu, E. M., & Schmidt, P.  in Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 1 – 14.

Early maternal employment and children’s vocabulary and inductive reasoning ability: a dynamic approach (2016) Klein, M & Kühhirt, M in Child Development DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12796

How has child growth around adiposity rebound altered in Scotland since 1990 and what are the factors for weight gain using the Growing Up in Scotland birth cohort 1 (2016) Lawrence Doi, Andrew James Williams and John Frank BMC Public Health DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3752-z

Login required: Tracking emotional and behavioural changes in childhood – does the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire measure the same constructs over time?  (2016) Sosu, E & Liebig, J in Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment

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

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

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

Login required: Factor Structure and Reliability of the Parent-Informant Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire in a Scottish Preschool Sample (2016) McAloney-Kocaman & McPherson, K in Early Education and Development

Parenting Stress and Parent Support Among Mothers With High and Low Education (2015) Parkes, A; Sweeting, H & Wight, D in Journal of Family Psychology

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

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

Login required: 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

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

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

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

Login required: 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

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

Login required: 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

Login required: 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

Login required: 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

Login required: 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)

Login required: 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

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



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