New Mentoring Research

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

New research on Just-in-Time Training and Task Shifting

McQuillin, S., Lyons, M., Becker, K., Hart, M., Cohen, K. (2019) Strengthening and expanding child services in low resource communities: The role of task-shifting and just-in-time training. American Journal of Community Psychology. doi:10.1002/ajcp.12314

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New study on mentoring, bullying and educational outcomes

Azuine, R. E., & Singh, G. K. (2019). Mentoring, Bullying, and Educational Outcomes Among US School‐Aged Children 6‐17 Years. Journal of School Health. Doi: 10.1111/josh.12735

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How natural mentors help youth develop strong racial identities: Implications for school success

Child Development, 83 (4), 1196-1212.

Natural mentors as key factors in promoting both racial identity and educational attainment among African American teens

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Great disparities in educational attainment exist between White and African American students. These differences can lead to … Read the rest

New study on mentor support from mentees’ perspective

Li, S., Malin, J. R., & Hackman, D. G. (2018). Mentoring supports and mentoring across difference: insights from mentees. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 1-22.doi:10.1080/13611267.2018.1561020

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New study on athletic coach mentors and academic success

Christensen, K. M., Raposa, E. B., Hagler, M. A., Erickson, L. & Rhodes, J. E. (in press). The role of athletic coach mentors in promoting youth academic success: Evidence from the Add Health National Longitudinal Study. Applied Developmental Science.

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When College students mentor high-risk youth: Two important lessons

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Introduction: Credit bearing service-learning experiences for college students can mutually engender growth among students who participate within these courses and the communities they serve. Students’ experiences within these … Read the rest

New study on the risks and rewards of school-based mentoring

Lyons, M. D., & McQuillin, S. D. (2019). Risks and rewards of school-based mentoring relationships: A reanalysis of the student mentoring program evaluation. School Psychology Quarterly34(1), 76–85. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000265

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Study identifies 5 ingredients essential to strong career mentoring relationships

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According to research, those being mentored should be open to feedback, be active listeners, be respectful of their mentor’s time — including being on time and prepared for meetings … Read the rest

New study on Friends of the Children program

Salazar, A.,Haggerty, P., Walsh, S., Noell, B & Kelley-Siel, E. (2019). Adapting the Friends of the Children programme for child welfare system‐involved families, Child & Family Social Work. doi:10.1111/cfs.12622

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Time and trust trump all: An examination of social capital, race and class in mentoring relationships

What’s in a relationship? An examination of social capital, race and class in mentoring relationships

Gaddis, S. (2012). What’s in a relationship? An examination of social capital, race and class in mentoring relationships. Social Forces, 90 (4), 1237-1269.

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