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Lawrence, Julie; Taylor, Rachael W.; Galland, Barbara; Williams, Sheila; Gray, Andrew; Sayers, Rachel M.; Taylor, Barry – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Objectives: To determine the frequency of 14 discipline strategies used by mothers (n = 564) and fathers (n = 335) in caring for their six-month old infant. Methods: Data on discipline practices were obtained from families participating in an obesity prevention trial (Prevention of Overweight in Infancy). Each parent was asked to indicate the…
Descriptors: Infants, Discipline, Parenting Styles, Infant Care
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Utter, Jennifer; Denny, Simon; Robinson, Elizabeth; Fleming, Terry; Ameratunga, Shanthi; Grant, Sue – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2013
Objective: To examine the relationship between family meals and nutrition behaviors of adolescents. Design: Secondary analysis of Youth'07, a nationally representative survey. Setting: Secondary schools in New Zealand. Participants: Randomly selected adolescents (aged 13-17 years, n = 9,107) completed a multimedia and anonymous survey about their…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Nutrition Instruction, Obesity
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Fergusson, David M.; Horwood, L. John; Boden, Joseph M. – Australian Journal of Education, 2006
This paper examines the relationship between birth order and later educational outcomes in a birth cohort of more than 1,000 New Zealand young adults studied to the age of twenty-five. Being later born was associated with gaining fewer educational qualifications at secondary level and beyond. The use of nested models to control for the confounding…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Outcomes of Education, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries
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McLeod, Geraldine F. H.; Horwood, L. John; Boden, Joseph M.; Fergusson, David M. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper examines the associations between attendance at early childhood education (ECE) and longer-term academic attainment and socioeconomic wellbeing in a New Zealand birth cohort studied to age 30. Nearly 95% of the cohort had attended ECE by age 5. After adjustment for family background and child characteristics, results showed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Well Being, Socioeconomic Status
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Nation, Paul; Coxhead, Averil – Language Teaching, 2014
The English Language Institute (now the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies) at Victoria University of Wellington has a long history of corpus-based vocabulary research, especially after the arrival of the second director of the institute, H. V. George, and the appointment of Helen Barnard, whom George knew in India. George's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computational Linguistics, Vocabulary, Receptive Language
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Webb, Stuart; Macalister, John – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2013
The researchers completed a corpus-driven analysis of 688 texts written for children, language learners, and older readers to determine the vocabulary size necessary for comprehension and the potential to incidentally learn vocabulary through reading each text type. The comparison between texts written for different audiences may indicate their…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Vocabulary, Nouns, Word Lists
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Chmielewski, Anna K.; Reardon, Sean F. – AERA Open, 2016
In a recent paper, Reardon found that the relationship between family income and children's academic achievement grew substantially stronger in the 1980s and 1990s in the United States. We provide an international context for these results by examining the income-achievement association in 19 other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and…
Descriptors: Income, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Family Income
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Hampden-Thompson, Gillian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Using data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the size of the literacy achievement gap between 15-year-old students from two-parent and those from single-mother households were compared across 18 industrialized nations. This study found that cross-national differences exist in the association between single motherhood…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Parent Participation, Family Structure, Comparative Analysis
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Burrrows, Lisette – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
Health reportage in New Zealand's popular and professional media regularly features large, avowedly inactive, indigenous and/or "poor" people failing to nurture their children properly on account of their size. While well-meaning government and school-based initiatives explicitly target these so-called "high-need" communities,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mass Media, News Reporting, Health Behavior
Mitchell, David R. – 1981
Perceptions of 152 sets of parents of handicapped young children were investigated. Interviews were conducted focusing on five aspects: initial notification that they had a handicapped child; parents' need for support; views on their guidance needs in helping children develop; and preferences for school settings for their children. Parents'…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Parent Counseling
Vosburgh, Miriam Gilson – 1978
Long term trends in non-Maori family formation, growth, and dissolution in New Zealand were investigated with data mainly derived from the statistical reports of government departments. Sources included census reports; vital, justice, medical, and migration statistics; life tables; and official yearbooks. To augment official statistical data, an…
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Comparative Analysis, Death, Divorce
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Lambie, Ian; Seymour, Fred – Journal of Sexual Aggression, 2006
In recent years the problem of sexually abusive youth has been increasingly recognized as a significant issue in our community. This paper provides a brief overview of the literature that shows sexually abusive youth to be a heterogeneous population. We argue for the development of typologies of adolescent sexual offenders to assist in the guiding…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Foreign Countries, Criminals, Delinquency
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Paterson, Janis; Carter, Sarnia; Gao, Wanzhen; Perese, Lana – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2007
Background: The aim of this study was to determine (1) the prevalence of behavioral problems among two-year-old Pacific children living in New Zealand, (2) ethnic differences in behavioral problems, and (3) relationships between maternal and socio-demographic variables and problem child behavior. Methods: Data were gathered from the Pacific…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Ethnicity, Behavior Problems, Incidence
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Foster-Cohen, Susan; Edgin, Jamie O.; Champion, Patricia R.; Woodward, Lianne J. – Journal of Child Language, 2007
This study examined the effects of being born very preterm on children's early language development using prospective longitudinal data from a representative regional cohort of 90 children born very preterm (gestational age less than 33 weeks and/or birth weight less than 1,500 grams) and a comparison sample of 102 children born full term…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Premature Infants, Foreign Countries, Language Skills
Renwick, Margery; McCauley, Lisa – 1995
This study examined kindergarten teachers' perceptions of the impact of changes in group-size policy on 3- and 4-year-old children in New Zealand's Wellington Region Free Kindergarten Association. Data were collected through a series of interviews of Wellington kindergarten teachers from 54 kindergartens and focused mainly on the perceived effects…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Class Size, Classroom Environment, Educational Policy
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