Mentoring Research

The roles schools and program predictors have on mentoring dyads and how mentor satisfaction can affect mentor retention

Aresi, G., Pozzi, M., & Marta, E. (2020). Programme and school predictors of mentoring relationship quality and the role of mentors’ satisfaction in volunteer retention. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2495 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Relationship between experienced non-parental mentors and younger mentees not only provides youth with access to […]

New study explores how resilience impacts posttraumatic growth in African American women

Mushonga, D. R., Rasheem, S., & Anderson, D. (2020). And Still I Rise: Resilience  Factors Contributing to Posttraumatic Growth in African American Women. Journal of Black Psychology, 0095798420979805.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0095798420979805 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Despite mental health professionals’ ongoing interests in studying the effects of trauma and resilience, there is still a limited […]

How familial interdependence and socioeconomic status affect the presence of familial mentoring relationships within black families

Billingsley, J. T., Rivens, A. J., & Hurd, N. M. (2020). Familial Interdependence, Socioeconomic  Disadvantage, and the Formation of Familial Mentoring Relationships Within Black Families. Journal of Adolescent Research, 0743558420979127. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558420979127 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Research has shown that natural mentoring can have a positive effect on Black youth’s socioemotional development & academic […]

New study examines the effectiveness of instrumental mentoring for young adults

Schenk, L., Sentse, M., Lenkens, M., Nagelhout, G. E., Engbersen, G., & Severiens, S. (2020).  Instrumental Mentoring for Young Adults: A Multi-Method Study. Journal of Adolescent  Research, 0743558420979123. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558420979123 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although there is a limited amount of research on instrumental mentoring, where the mentor supports the mentee to accomplish […]

What contributes to positive youth development in youth of color?: New study has some answers

Bowers, E. P., Winburn, E. N., Sandoval, A. M., & Clanton, T. (2020). Culturally relevant strengths and positive development in high achieving youth of color. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 70, 101182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2020.101182 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although the positive development of high-achieving youth of color has been connected to spirituality and critical reflection, […]

How policies improve the experiences of youth in foster care

Font, S. A., & Gershoff, E. T. (2020). Foster Care: How We Can, and Should, Do More for Maltreated Children. Social Policy Report, 33(3), 1–40. https://doi.org/10.1002/sop2.10 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although large-scale federal policy reforms on foster care are becoming more prevalent, there are still a lot of issues concerning the well-being […]

New study finds youth-initiated mentoring is associated with positive youth outcomes

van Dam, L., Blom, D., Kara, E., Assink, M., Stams, G.-J., Schwartz, S., & Rhodes, J. (2020). Youth Initiated Mentoring: A Meta-analytic Study of a Hybrid Approach to Youth Mentoring. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01336-5 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Youth-initiated mentoring is a unique, hybrid approach that has the potential of combining features […]

What makes an effective college student volunteer mentor?

Castro, E. M., & Cohen, A. K. (2020). Fostering youth civic engagement through effective mentorship: Understanding the college student volunteer mentors who succeed. Journal of Community Psychology, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22482 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although college student volunteers can develop positive mentoring relationships with adolescents, there’s still a limited amount of scholarship that addresses […]

Developing cultural consciousness of systemic issues through mentoring

Duron, J. F., Williams‐Butler, A., Schmidt, A. T., & Colon, L. (2020). Mentors’ experiences of mentoring justice-involved adolescents: A narrative of developing cultural consciousness through connection. Journal of Community Psychology, 48(7), 2309–2325. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22415 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although mentoring is a popular method of engaging with at-risk youth and justice-involved youth, youth mentoring programs still […]

New study explores how informal mentors’ motivations affect outcomes

Liu, Y., Aad, A. A., Maalouf, J., & Hamdan, O. A. (2020). Self- vs. other-focused mentoring motives in informal mentoring: Conceptualizing the impact of motives on mentoring behaviours and beneficial mentoring outcomes. Human Resource Development International, 0(0), 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2020.1789401 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Mentoring motives affect positive mentoring outcomes, especially within informal mentoring relationships […]