Mentoring Research

Identifying attributes of natural youth mentoring relationships

Deutsch, N. L., Mauer, V. A., Johnson, H. E., Grabowska, A. A., & Arbeit, M. R. (2020). “[My counselor] knows stuff about me, but [my natural mentor] actually knows me”: Distinguishing characteristics of youth’s natural mentoring relationships. Children and Youth Services Review, 111, 104879. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104879 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Despite the evidence that […]

The impact of help-seeking interventions have on closing the achievement gap

Parnes, M. F., Kanchewa, S. S., Marks, A. K., & Schwartz, S. E. O. (2020). Closing the college achievement gap: Impacts and processes of a help-seeking intervention. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 67, 101121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2020.101121 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Research indicates that many students that need the most help tend to avoid seeking […]

Does mentoring by teachers help academically at-risk high school students ?

Larose, S., Duchesne, S., & Châteauvert, G. B. (2020). How does mentoring by teachers improve the adjustment of academically at-risk students in high school? International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 8(1), 36–49. https://doi.org/10.1080/21683603.2018.1509035    Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  The study aims to better understand how to help academically at-risk students in their adjustment […]

Psychology students’ perception of mentoring

Cronan, T. A., Van Liew, C., Stal, J., Marr, N., Patrus, A., Mansoor, M., & Cronan, S. B. (2020). In the eye of the beholder: Students’ views of mentors in psychology. Teaching of  Psychology, 47(1), 15–23. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0098628319888067?journalCode=topa    Summarized by Ariel Ervin   Notes of Interest:  The present study assesses if students’ perception of mentoring has […]

The significance of formal youth mentoring in reducing social isolation

Keller, T. E., Perry, M., & Spencer, R. (2019). Reducing Social Isolation Through Formal Youth Mentoring: Opportunities and Potential Pitfalls. Clinical Social Work Journal, 48, 1-11. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Feelings of social isolation and loneliness are prevalent among many young people This study argues that developing intergenerational relationships through informal mentoring programs can […]

Can a mentor influence a young person’s sense of purpose in life?

Lund, T., Liang, B., Konowitz, L., White, A., & DeSilva Mousseau, A. (2019). Quality over quantity?: Mentoring relationships and purpose development among college students. Psychology in the Schools, 56(9), 1472-1481. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  There is increasing evidence that there’s a link between life purpose and positive outcomes for adolescents and young adults […]

The impact latino professional development mentoring has in higher education

Salinas, C., Riley, P., Camacho, L., & Floyd, D. L. (2020). Mentoring Experiences and Perceptions of Latino Male Faculty in Higher Education. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 42(1), 117–140. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739986319900026 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Several institutes of higher education that make an effort to support their Latino students tend to overlook the […]

Nearly 40% of US children lack strong emotional bonds with their parents

B. Rose Huber-Princeton In a study of 14,000 US children, researchers found that 40 percent lack strong emotional bonds with their parents—bonds that are crucial to success later in life. According to the report, published by Sutton Trust, children under the age of three who do not form strong bonds with their mothers or fathers […]

A systematic review of research on mentoring black male youth

Sánchez, B., Hurd, N., Neblett, E., & Vaclavik, D. (2017). Mentoring for Black Male Youth: A Systematic Review of the Research. Adolescent Research Review. 3. 1-20. 10.1007/s40894-017-0074-z. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Despite the increase in literature that focuses on the probable gains of mentoring interventions, there are still unanswered questions about the efficacy […]

How a program supporting mentoring relationships affects the promotion of children’s developmental, social, behavioral outcomes and mental health

DeWit, D., DuBois, J., Erdem, G., Larose, S., & Lipman, E. (2016). The Role of Program-Supported Mentoring Relationships in Promoting Youth Mental Health, Behavioral and Developmental Outcomes. Prevention Science, 17(5), 646-657. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Analyzed the connection between developmental, behavioral, and emotional outcomes, as well as youth mentoring, based on the data from a […]