FAS – Generation 2

The FAS – Generation 2 study is a follow-up study with the children of the original FAS participants.  The specific aim of the study is to understand the inter-generational transmission of risk for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use the original FAS sample.

Applying a socio-ecological developmental framework with a resiliency perspective, we are studying how family, neighborhood environments, and past and current behaviors, attitudes, and experiences of parents influence their parenting attitudes and behaviors over time. We are also examining how these factors may influence substance use in their children (G2).

Specific aims

  1. To examine how individual and family factors measured across adolescence and young adulthood predict G1’s parenting attitudes and behaviors.
  2. To identify which G1 parenting attitudes and behaviors predict G2 ATOD use antecedents (both risk and promotive factors) and subsequent ATOD use (or non-use).
  3. To test a social ecological model that incorporates the findings from Aims 1-2 into a comprehensive model testing both longitudinal influences and structural paths.
  4. To determine the extent to which Aims 1-2 are influenced by neighborhood characteristics.

Questionnaires, Scales and Data

Our study questionnaires, scales and data for the first four waves of FAS (1994-2002) were deposited as digital data in the University of Michigan Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Data and questionnaires for additional waves and FAS G2 are available upon request.