New Mentoring Research

A survey of the latest peer-reviewed research on youth mentoring.

New study on benefits of peer mentoring in chronic care

Williams, E. M., Hyer, J. M., Viswanathan, R., Faith, T. D., Voronca, D., Gebregzaibher, M., … & Egede, L. (2018). Peer‐to‐Peer Mentoring for African American Women With Lupus: A Feasibility Pilot. Arthritis care & research70(6), 908-917. doi:10.1002/acr.23412… Read the rest

The impact of a community mentorship program on youth with risks for suicidal behaviors

King, C. A., Gipson, P. Y., Arango, A., Foster, C. E., Clark, M., Ghaziuddin, N., & Stone, D. (2018). LET’s CONNECT community mentorship program for youths with peer social problems: Preliminary findings from a randomized effectiveness trial. Journal of Community Read the rest

How natural mentoring improves academic engagement

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Hurd, N.M. & Sellers, R.M. (2013). Black adolescents’ relationships with natural mentors: Associations with academic engagement via social and emotional development. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 19 (1), 76-85.

summarized by Stella Kanchewa, MA, UMB doctoral student in Read the rest

Mentoring relationships as a protective factor for pregnant and parenting African-American teenagers

Screen Shot 2013-03-02 at 3.57.53 PMKlaw, E., & Rhodes, J. (1995). Mentor relationships and the career development of pregnant and parenting African-American teenagers. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 19, 551-562.

Mentoring relationships as a protective factor for pregnant and parenting African-American teenagers

Problem:

Growing up, African … Read the rest

New research on how youth-initiated mentoring can possibly redress problems faced by many mentoring programs.

Spencer, R., Gowdy, G., Drew, A. L., & Rhodes, J. E. (2018). “Who Knows Me the Best and Can Encourage Me the Most?”: Matching and Early Relationship Development in Youth-Initiated Mentoring Relationships with System-Involved Youth. Journal of Adolescent Research. doi:10.1177/0743558418755686… Read the rest

Developing self-regulated learning skills with school-based mentoring

organizeNunez, J., Rosario, P., Vallejo, G., & Gonzalez-Pienda, J. A. (2013). A longitudinal assessment of the effectiveness of a school-based mentoring program in middle school. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 38, 11-21.

Introduction:

A growing number of studies have highlighted the need … Read the rest

An evidence-based approach to improving literacy skills through mentoring

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Miller, S., Connolly, P. & Maguire, L.K. (2011). A Follow-Up Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluation of the Effects of Business in the Community’s Time to Read mentoring programme, Belfast: Centre for  Effective Education, Queen’s University Belfast.

Introduction: As a society we … Read the rest

New research shows mentor-youth similarities to have impact on mentoring match duration

Raposa, E. B., Ben‐Eliyahu, A., Olsho, L. E., & Rhodes, J. (2018). Birds of a feather: Is matching based on shared interests and characteristics associated with longer youth mentoring relationships?. Journal of Community Psychology. doi:10.1002/jcop.22127

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Gender Matching: An Investigation of Same- versus Cross-gender Matches

Gender Matching: An Investigation of Same- versus Cross-gender Matches - The Chronicles of Evidence-Based MentoringKanchewa, S. S., Rhodes, J. E., Schwartz, S. E. O., & Olsho, L. E. W. (2014). An investigation of same- versus cross-gender matching for boys in formal school-based mentoring programs. Applied Developmental Science18(1), 31–45. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2014.876251

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New research looks at media-based peer support in grad school

McLaughlin, Christopher and Sillence, Elizabeth (2018) Buffering against academic loneliness: The benefits of social media-based peer support during postgraduate study. Active Learning in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/1469787418799185

Summarized by Cyanea Poon

Notes of Interest: This qualitative study examined how postgraduate … Read the rest