Mentoring Research

Good cop: New case study examines police officers’ approach to mentoring at-risk youth

Estorcien, V. (2024). Police mentoring of at-risk youth: Case study of police-led mentoring program leadership development. American Review of Public Administration, 54(2), 135-150. https://doi.org/10.1177/02750740231192962 Introduction Estorcien (2024) presents a case study exploring how police officers’ approach to mentoring influences the success of police-led youth mentoring organizations. The study is grounded in social capital theory, which […]

Consider the context: New study explores how mentor can help with goal attainment

Mader, M., Stoeger, H., Veas, A., & Ziegler, A. (2021). How mentors think about the attainability of mentoring goals: The impact of mentoring type and mentoring context on the anticipated regulatory network and regulatory resources of potential mentors for school mentoring programs. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.737014 Introduction This study investigated how potential mentors perceive […]

Thorny ethical questions: New study explores AI and mentoring

Köbis, L., & Mehner, C. (2021). Ethical Questions Raised by AI-Supported Mentoring in Higher Education. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, 4, 624050. https://doi.org/10.3389/frai.2021.624050 Background Across universities, AI is being being used for everything from grading essays to providing personalized tutoring. One area where AI could have a profound impact is in mentoring students – those highly […]

New meta-analysis explores the association between teacher support and school engagement.

Vargas-Madriz, L. F., Konishi, C., & Wong, T. K. (2024). A meta-analysis of the association between teacher support and school engagement. Social Development. https://doi.org/10.1111/sode.12745 Introduction School engagement, a multifaceted concept involving behavioral, emotional, and cognitive dimensions, is crucial for students’ academic success and overall well-being. Previous research highlights the role of family, peer, and teacher […]

On the Trail of the Orchid Child

One genetic variant leads to the best and worst outcomes in kids By Wray Herbert (Scientific American) SCIENTIFIC PAPERS tend to be loaded with statistics and jargon, so it is always a delightful surprise to stumble on a nugget of poetry in an otherwise technical report. So it was with a 2005 paper in the journal Development […]

Is your program ready to go online?: The E-Mentoring Readiness Scale can tell you!

  Kaufman, M. R., Zhou, X., Yenokyan, G., Levine, D. K., Wright, K., Salcido, M., Garringer, M., & Palen, L.-A. (2024). Exploring organizational digital readiness to offer youth E-Mentoring. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2024.2349013 Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the transition of many youth mentoring programs to digital formats, known as e-mentoring. Despite […]

Important new review highlights the many benefits of volunteering

Nichol, B., Wilson, R., Rodrigues, A., & Haighton, C. (2023). Exploring the effects of volunteering on the social, mental, and physical health and well-being of volunteers: An umbrella review. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 35, 97-128. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-023-00573-z Introduction Formal mentoring programs are mainly characterized as volunteering interventions. Volunteering is recognized for its […]

No doctorate required!: Shifting mental health tasks to master’s level helpers to bridge gaps

Hayden, E. P. (2024). Reconsidering the integration of science and practice in training in clinical psychology. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne. Advance online publication. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cap0000391 Background In her thought-provoking new article, Elizabeth Hayden provides a comprehensive critique of the scientist-practitioner model, which has been the predominant approach to doctoral training in clinical psychology in Canada and the […]

How Storytelling Can Strengthen Bonds Between Mentors and Mentees

Cruz, J., Goff, M. H., & Marsh, J. P. (2020). Building the mentoring relationship: Humanism and the importance of storytelling between mentor and mentee. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 28(2), 104-125. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2020.1749344 Summary This study of mentoring for high school seniors explored a “humanistic mentoring” approach that emphasized reciprocity, mutuality, and empathy in the […]

Cultivating connections: New study explores how social capital advances educational and career pathways

by Jean Rhodes We all know that social capital (i.e., the resources embedded in your social networks and relationships) is critical to educational and career success. And, in their new report, the Education Strategy Group (ESG) describes the current landscape of social capital development in education-to-workforce pathways across the United States. The report highlights the […]