The Fathers and Mothers in the Lives of Youth (F.A.M.I.L.Y) study aims to understand the parenting experiences of African American fathers and mothers as well as how both fathers and mothers contribute to positive youth development. We are recruiting 250 African American families (fathers and mothers) with 6th, 7th, or 8th graders to participate in the F.A.M.I.L.Y study.
The F.A.M.I.L.Y study is supported by a research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Who’s Eligible to Participate in the F.A.M.I.L.Y study?
African American families meeting the following criteria are eligible:
- Have a child who is currently in middle school (6th, 7th, or 8th grade) or will be entering 6th grade in the Fall
- Both father and mother agree to participate in study
- Parents (mother or father) can live inside or outside of the home
What do you have to do to participate in the F.A.M.I.L.Y study?
Fathers, mothers, and adolescents complete a 60-minute survey once during each school year for 3 years
As a token of appreciation, families will be compensated ($95--year 1; $110--year 2; $125--year 3) for participation in this research study.
Interested in participating or have questions?
Please feel free to contact us:
University of South Carolina
African American Youth Development Research Lab
Department of Psychology
Phone: (803) 250-6055
Click here for a PDF version of the F.A.M.I.L.Y study flyer.