Mentoring Research

New study investigates the effectiveness of a school-based arts mentorship intervention on students’ learning outcomes

By ArtSmart Overview: The value of arts education for youth is often self-evident to advocates and practitioners. However, finding empirical evidence to support such claims is limited, and can be costly for organizations like ArtSmart, a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides free, weekly individualized music mentorship sessions for over 400 students in Title 1 middle and […]

New commentary reevaluates the effectiveness of mentoring in reducing juvenile criminal recidivism

DuBois, D. L. (2022). Reconsidering the effectiveness of mentoring for prevention of juvenile criminal recidivism: A brief comment on systematic review and meta-analysis of noninstitutional psychosocial interventions to prevent juvenile criminal recidivism (Olsson et al, 2021). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 90(8), 647–651.  https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000744 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Interventions conducted outside the juvenile justice […]

What factors promote positive youth development among Chinese youth?

Wang, Y., Li, X., Bronk, K. C., & Lin, D. (2022). Factors that promote positive Chinese youth development: A qualitative study. Applied Developmental Science, 0(0), 1–18.  https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2022.2060225 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Despite the pervasive use of positive youth development (PYD) in western countries, there’s a lack of work on PYD in mainland China, […]

Using mentorships to promote agency and a sense of belonging among asylum seekers

Amitay, G. (2022). From Helpless Rage to Loving Resistance: Resistance to Othering and Practices of Agency in Mentoring Children of Asylum Seekers in Israel. Child & Youth Care Forum, 51(4), 705–727. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-021-09649-7 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  More than 30,000 African refugees and asylum seekers (AS) live in Israel. AS in Israel endure restrictive state […]

Do You Love Lunch?: How these feelings associate with students sense of belonging in school

Whiting, E. F., Hinton, A. E., & Jensen, B. (2022). Loving lunch in junior high: Lunchtime activities and a sense of belonging in school. Journal of community psychology, 50(7), 2973–2992. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22809 Summarized by Maggie Bayly Notes of Interest: All humans need a sense of belonging. For students, this idea is linked to memberships and connectedness to their […]

How mentor-delivered single session interventions can broaden youth psychosocial services

Hart, M. J., Sung, J. Y., McQuillin, S. D., & Schleider, J. L. (2022). Expanding the reach of psychosocial services for youth: Untapped potential of mentor-delivered single session interventions. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22927 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although there are ongoing improvements in developing, validating, and disseminating mental health interventions, treatments […]

What’s the relationship between religious coping and mental health outcomes among Hurricane Katrina survivors?

Arkin, M., Lowe, S. R., Poon, C. Y. S., & Rhodes, J. E. (2022). Associations between religious coping and long-term mental health in survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. https://doi.org/10.1037/rel0000483 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Weather-related disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes, increase the risk of developing adverse mental health outcomes. Underrepresented […]

E-mentoring in higher education: A structured literature review and implications for future research

Tinoco-Giraldo, H., Torrecilla Sánchez, E. M., & García-Peñalvo, F. J. (2020). E-Mentoring in Higher Education: A Structured Literature Review and Implications for Future Research. Sustainability, 12(11), 4344. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114344 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Mentorships are known for helping students stay in school and achieve academic success. Due to the growing prevalence of online or distance […]

New RCT explores the effectiveness of a mentoring program for youth assault injuries

Lindstrom Johnson, S., Jones, V., Ryan, L., DuBois, D. L., Fein, J. A., & Cheng, T. L. (2022). Investigating Effects of Mentoring for Youth with Assault Injuries: Results of a Randomized-Controlled Trial. Prevention Science.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-022-01406-z Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Mentorships are known for averting delinquency and crime and can improve behavioral and educational outcomes. […]