Mentoring Research

Mentoring program promotes social and emotional well-being of young immigrants in Spain

Sánchez-Aragón, A., Belzunegui-Eraso, A., & Prieto-Flores, Ò. (2021). Results of Mentoring in the Psychosocial Well-Being of Young Immigrants and Refugees in Spain. Healthcare, 9(1), 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9010013 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence has shown that non-parental figures play an important role in the social inclusion of vulnerable communities and that mentoring can help promote positive […]

The importance of promoting gifted youths’ psychosocial skills & providing insider knowledge

Subotnik, R. F., Olszewski‐Kubilius, P., Khalid, M., & Finster, H. (2021). A developmental view of mentoring talented students in academic and nonacademic domains. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1483(1), 199–207. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14286 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Research shows how beneficial teachers, mentors, and coaches are for gifted students’ academic & non-academic […]

Coaching and Mentoring: Two sides of the same coin?

Stokes, P., Diochon, P. F., & Otter, K. (2021). “Two sides of the same coin?” Coaching and mentoring and the agentic role of context. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1483(1), 142–152. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14316 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Because of all the similarities between mentoring and coaching, it’s hard for many people […]

New study explores how mentors may threaten or promote healthy autonomous decision making in youth

Davis, A. L., & McQuillin, S. D. (2021). Supporting autonomy in youth mentoring relationships.  Journal of Community Psychology, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22567 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although it’s important for mentors to help and guide their mentees, there are positive and negative implications of mentors influencing their mentees’ decision-making.  This study reviews the literature […]

A field at a crossroad: how the bilateral framework can push the field forward

Cavell, T. A., Spencer, R., & McQuillin, S. D. (2021). Back to the Future: Mentoring as Means and End in Promoting Child Mental Health. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 0(0), 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2021.1875327 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  The mentoring field has reached a turning point where researchers and practitioners have to decide whether […]

Understanding youth’s systems of support: Role of peers and adults

Melton, T. N., Brehm, M. V., & Deutsch, N. L. (2021). Broadening the perspective on youth’s systems of support: An ecological examination of supportive peer and adult relationships during adolescence. Journal of Community Psychology, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.2246 Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest:  Past research has shown the important role supportive relationships have on youth development.  […]

New review explores the Finnish model of peer group mentoring

Tynjälä, P., Pennanen, M., Markkanen, I., & Heikkinen, H. L. T. (2021). Finnish model of peer-group mentoring: Review of research. Annals of the New York Academy of  Sciences, 1483(1), 208–223. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14296 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although mentoring typically consists of dyads, increased interest in collaborative learning has encouraged the creation of more group-based […]

A brief school-based mentoring program for middle school students with elevated disruptive behavior

McQuillin, S. D., & McDaniel, H. L. (2021). Pilot randomized trial of brief school-based mentoring for middle school students with elevated disruptive behavior. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1483(1), 127–141. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14334 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Despite the popularity of school-based mentoring, very little is known about what mentors actually do with […]

Mentoring relationships as bridges to new neighborhoods

Andris, C., Liu, X., Mitchell, J., O’Dwyer, J., & Cleve, J. V. (2021). Threads across the urban fabric: Youth mentorship relationships as neighborhood bridges. Journal of Urban Affairs, 43(1), 77–92. https://doi.org/10.1080/07352166.2019.1662726 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence suggests that relationships across different groups and neighborhoods are beneficial for urban communities. Bigger social networks have […]

How program staff influence mentor-mentee relationship quality

Keller, T. E., & DuBois, D. L. (2021). Influence of program staff on quality of relationships in a community-based youth mentoring program. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1483(1), 112–126. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14289 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although staff play influential roles in the quality of mentoring relationships and mentoring programming, not […]