Adverse childhood experiences and school readiness outcomes: Results from the GUiNZ study
This report describes using Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) survey instruments to create a measurement of adverse child experiences (ACEs) and correlates this measurement with school readiness outcomes. Statistically significant associations were found between a child’s experience of ACEs and their performance in cognitive tests administered at 54 months. This study was authored by Matthew Walsh, Sophie Joyce, Tim Maloney and Rhema Vaithianathan and funded by the Children and Families Research Fund (Ministry of Social Development, NZ).
Walsh, M. C., Maloney, T., Vaithianathan, R., & Joyce, S. (2019). Adverse childhood experiences and school readiness outcomes: Results from the Growing up in New Zealand study. Wellington: Ministry of Social Development.