Mentoring Research

New study on the importance of staff development in afterschool settings

Kuperminc, G. P., Seitz, S., Joseph, H., Khatib, N., Wilson, C., Collins, K., & Guessous, O. (2019). Enhancing Program Quality in a National Sample of After‐school Settings: The Role of Youth–Staff Interactions and Staff/Organizational Functioning. American Journal of Community PsychologyRead the rest

Mental health and mentoring relationships of aboriginal Canadian youths

DeWit, D., Wells, J., Elton-Marshall, S., & George, T. (2017). Mentoring relationships and the mental health of aboriginal youth in Canada. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 38(1), 49-66.

Summarized by Ariel Ervin

Notes of Interest:  Despite some evidence suggesting … Read the rest

How volunteers in mentoring can help provide a bridge between youth in distress and leaders

Yanay-Ventura, G., & Amitay, G. (2019). Volunteers’ practices in mentoring youth in distress: Volunteers as informal agents for youth. Children and Youth Services Review99, 418-428.

Summarized by Karina DeAndrade

Note of Interest: This qualitative study examined … Read the rest

A meta-analysis on the career advantages for mentors

Ghosh, R., & Reio, T. G., Jr. (2013). Career benefits associated with mentoring for mentors: A meta-analysis. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 83(1), 106-116.

Summarized by Ariel Ervin 

Notes of Interest: Recent research on mentoring has started to recognize that … Read the rest

New study on youth perception of mentor roles

Arbeit, M. R., Johnson, H. E., Grabowska, A. A., Mauer, V. A., & Deutsch, N. L. (2019). Leveraging relational metaphors: An analysis of non-parental adult roles in response to youth needs. Youth & Society.

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Mentor relationship quality predicts the quality of other important relationships

Thomson, N., & Zand, D. (2010). Mentees’ perceptions of their interpersonal relationships: The role of  the mentor-youth bond. Youth Society, 41, 434-447.

Mentor relationship quality as a predictor of other important relationships


A primary way in which mentors influence … Read the rest

New study on STEM research mentors’ engagement in race/ethnicity issues

Butz, A. R., Spencer, K., Thayer-hart, N., Cabrera, I. E., & Byars-winston, A. (2018). Mentors’ Motivation to Address Race/ethnicity in Research Mentoring Relationships. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. doi:10.1037 /dhe0000096

Summarized by Cyanea Poon

Notes of Interest: Using … Read the rest

Foster care youth speak: We need career mentoring!

youth-teen-career-mentorHudson, A. (2015). Career mentoring needs of youths in foster care: Voices for change. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 26, 131-137.

Once young adults age out of the foster care system they are more likely than their … Read the rest

Meta-analysis underscores importance of perceived similarity in mentoring

320269_3767953353470_1441236060_nEby, .L.T. et al. An interdisciplinary meta-analysis of the potential antecedents, correlates and consequences of protégé perceptions of mentoring. Psychological Bulletin. Advanced online publication.

Summarized by Stella Kanchewa

Overview: In this meta-analytic study, Lillian Eby and colleagues focused on … Read the rest

New study on mentor support for ethnic-racial identity among girls of color

Sánchez, B., Pryce, J., Silverthorn, N., Deane, K. L., & DuBois, D. L. (2018). Do mentor support for ethnic-racial identity and mentee cultural mistrust matter for girls of color? A preliminary investigation. Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology. doi:10.1037 … Read the rest