Project 5: Longitudinal Child Development

Longitudinal Child Development—Cognitive, Psychological, and Socioemotional and Physical Health and Well-being

PI: Dr Khng Kiat Hui, Fannie

Co-PI(s): Dr Chee Yeen Melvin CHAN, Dr He SUN

Project Objectives

This project follows up on earlier cohorts in the SKIP and SKIP-Up studies as they progress through adolescence, continuing to examine how person, contexts, and processes interact to influence human development in cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical domains.

Study Focus

  • We continue our focus on child cognitive, psychological, socioemotional and physical health outcomes

Key Constructs of Interest

Cognitive outcomes
  • Executive functions & academic outcomes
Psychological and socioemotional outcomes
  • Socioemotional strengths and difficulties

  • Common screeners for mental health/psychiatric disorders

  • Positive subjective well-being

  • Stress & test anxiety

Physical health outcomes
  • Physical fitness and health status

  • Health-related lifestyle activities (e.g., sedentary/ physical activities; social media addiction)

General self-regulation in everyday functioning
  • Child environmental sensitivity

  • Measures of the home and school contexts (e.g., perceived family, peer and teacher relationships or support)

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DREAMS @ The Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference (RPIC)

Our research team will be presenting at the Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference (RPIC) on 29 and 30 May. If you are attending the conference, we hope you can join us as we share more about our Year 1 findings....

Project 5

Understanding Child Outcomes from Early to Middle Childhood

The Singapore Kindergarten Impact Project (SKIP) was initiated in 2014 with the aim of studying child development across the pre-school years. The early childhood period is a crucial time in a child’s development as it lays the foundation for later outcomes such as academic performance and well-being. What occurs when the child enters middle childhood? To provide a holistic view of child outcomes across the early and middle childhood years, a follow-up study, “SKIP-Up”, for...

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