Mentoring Research

New study on athletic coach mentors and academic success

Christensen, K. M., Raposa, E. B., Hagler, M. A., Erickson, L. & Rhodes, J. E. (in press). The role of athletic coach mentors in promoting youth academic success: Evidence from the Add Health National Longitudinal Study. Applied Developmental Science.

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When College students mentor high-risk youth: Two important lessons

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Introduction: Credit bearing service-learning experiences for college students can mutually engender growth among students who participate within these courses and the communities they serve. Students’ experiences within these … Read the rest

New study on the risks and rewards of school-based mentoring

Lyons, M. D., & McQuillin, S. D. (2019). Risks and rewards of school-based mentoring relationships: A reanalysis of the student mentoring program evaluation. School Psychology Quarterly34(1), 76–85. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000265

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Study identifies 5 ingredients essential to strong career mentoring relationships

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According to research, those being mentored should be open to feedback, be active listeners, be respectful of their mentor’s time — including being on time and prepared for meetings … Read the rest

New study on Friends of the Children program

Salazar, A.,Haggerty, P., Walsh, S., Noell, B & Kelley-Siel, E. (2019). Adapting the Friends of the Children programme for child welfare system‐involved families, Child & Family Social Work. doi:10.1111/cfs.12622

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When kids expect hostility, they get hostile

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When children expect aggression from others, it may cause them to be overly aggressive themselves, a new study finds.

While the pattern is more common in some cultures than others, a four-year longitudinal study involving 1,299 children and their parents … Read the rest

Time and trust trump all: An examination of social capital, race and class in mentoring relationships

What’s in a relationship? An examination of social capital, race and class in mentoring relationships

Gaddis, S. (2012). What’s in a relationship? An examination of social capital, race and class in mentoring relationships. Social Forces, 90 (4), 1237-1269.

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New study explores the networks of natural mentoring support among underrepresented college students

Raposa, E. B. & Hurd, N. M. (2018). Understanding networks of natural  mentoring support among underrepresented college students. Applied Developmental Science.

Naturally-occurring mentoring relationships with caring, nonparental adults can provide critical support to underrepresented students during the transition to … Read the rest

Research identifies key program features to support success for youth with disabilities

quotes-729173_1280Lindsay, S., Hartman, L. R., & Fellin, M. (2016). A systematic review of mentorship programs to facilitate transition to post-secondary education and employment for youth and young adults with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation, 38(14), 1329-1340.
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New study pinpoints the “sweet-spot” wherein youth outcomes are maximized

Lyons, M. D., McQullin, S. D., & Henderson, L. J. (2018). Finding the Sweet Spot: Investigating the Effects of Relationship Closeness and Instrumental Activities in School-based Mentoring. American Journal of Community Psychology, 1–11

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School-based mentoring programs

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