From 2005 – 2010, the Youth Wellness Project traced the development of 230 youth in North Carolina from third through seventh grade. We are now reconnecting with these youth in young adulthood and are fascinated to see the diverse life paths they’ve chosen.

Dr. Heidi Gazelle directed the original Youth Wellness Project and is currently leading the young adult follow-up. The project was originally located at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. It is now located at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

Young Adult Follow-Up

If you were part of the original study, we’d like to hear from you!

We are asking participants to complete a 40-50 minute online survey. You will receive a $60 e-gift card in appreciation for your help. We would also like to reach out to one of your parents and romantic partner or friend to invite them to participate in an online survey about their relationship with you. As a thank you, they will receive a $30 e-gift card. If you are interested in filling out the survey, please contact us to receive the web link.

Please call / text 850.644.5722 or e-mail chhs-youthwellness@fsu.edu. You may also send mail directly to:

Social Development Lab
332 Sandels Building
120 Convocation Way
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1491

Unsure whether or not you were a participant?

Let us know and we will help. Remember to ask your parents, as they provided permission for you to participate.

Learn more about the Social Development Lab

Our research focuses on understanding how individual characteristics and interpersonal relations jointly influence young peoples’ development, especially in terms of having healthy interpersonal relationships and emotional health.

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