The ACDSi 2013 – The Analysis of Children’s Development in Slovenia 2013: Study protocol

  • Gregor Jurak University of Ljubljana
  • Marjeta Kovač University of Ljubljana
  • Gregor Starc University of Ljubljana
Keywords: children, somatic development, motor development, physical fitness, protocol


The ACDSi 2013 study is a continuation of a 40-year old decennial study on children’s biological, psychological and social development. From its beginnings in 1970, the study has been characterised as an interdisciplinary study of physical anthropology, kinesiology, psychology and sociology, but in its fifth cycle, in 2013, its focus was expanded to include paediatrics and public health. The aim of the study is to follow secular trends of the somatic and motor development of children regarding the psychological, social and health determinants that shape contemporary children’s lifestyles. The paper describes the protocol of the ACDSi 2013 study with regards to its organisation, sampling and methods.