Mentoring Research

Is your program ready to go online?: The E-Mentoring Readiness Scale can tell you!

  Kaufman, M. R., Zhou, X., Yenokyan, G., Levine, D. K., Wright, K., Salcido, M., Garringer, M., & Palen, L.-A. (2024). Exploring organizational digital readiness to offer youth E-Mentoring. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2024.2349013 Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the transition of many youth mentoring programs to digital formats, known as e-mentoring. Despite […]

Important new review highlights the many benefits of volunteering

Nichol, B., Wilson, R., Rodrigues, A., & Haighton, C. (2023). Exploring the effects of volunteering on the social, mental, and physical health and well-being of volunteers: An umbrella review. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 35, 97-128. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-023-00573-z Introduction Formal mentoring programs are mainly characterized as volunteering interventions. Volunteering is recognized for its […]

No doctorate required!: Shifting mental health tasks to master’s level helpers to bridge gaps

Hayden, E. P. (2024). Reconsidering the integration of science and practice in training in clinical psychology. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne. Advance online publication. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cap0000391 Background In her thought-provoking new article, Elizabeth Hayden provides a comprehensive critique of the scientist-practitioner model, which has been the predominant approach to doctoral training in clinical psychology in Canada and the […]

How Storytelling Can Strengthen Bonds Between Mentors and Mentees

Cruz, J., Goff, M. H., & Marsh, J. P. (2020). Building the mentoring relationship: Humanism and the importance of storytelling between mentor and mentee. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 28(2), 104-125. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2020.1749344 Summary This study of mentoring for high school seniors explored a “humanistic mentoring” approach that emphasized reciprocity, mutuality, and empathy in the […]

Cultivating connections: New study explores how social capital advances educational and career pathways

by Jean Rhodes We all know that social capital (i.e., the resources embedded in your social networks and relationships) is critical to educational and career success. And, in their new report, the Education Strategy Group (ESG) describes the current landscape of social capital development in education-to-workforce pathways across the United States. The report highlights the […]

Phone call or text?: New study explores youth’s “Supportive Accountability” preferences

Sayegh, C., Iverson, E., MacDonell, K., Wu, S., & Belzer, M. (2023). Youth perspectives on mobile health adherence interventions: A qualitative study guided by the supportive accountability model. Patient Education and Counseling. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2023.108079 Overview Medication nonadherence is a significant issue among youth with chronic health conditions (CHCs), with over 50% not adhering to prescribed regimens. […]

New study explores the reciprocal benefits of cross-racial mentoring relationships

  Jones, K., Parra-Cardona, R., Sánchez, B., Vohra-Gupta, S., & Franklin, C. (2023). Motivations, program support, and personal growth: Mentors perspectives on the reciprocal benefits of cross-racial mentoring relationships with black youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 150, 106996. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2023.106996 There is a lack of research on how mentors’ motivations, personal experiences, and support from the […]

The practice of rematching in youth mentoring: A study of planned rematches in school-based mentoring for children identified as aggressive

Mutignani, L. M., Steggerda, J. C., Scafe, M. J., Vengurlekar, I. N., & Cavell, T. A. (2024). The practice of rematching in youth mentoring: A study of planned rematches in school-based mentoring for children identified as aggressive. Children and Youth Services Review, 128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2024.106628 Overview Premature match endings are common, occurring in 22-50% of matches. […]

Effectiveness of a school-based group mentoring program promoting students’ engagement, self-regulation, and goal setting

Martins, J., Rosário, P., Cunha, J., Núñez, J. C., Vallejo, G., & Moreira, T. (2024). How to help students in their transition to middle school? Effectiveness of a school-based group mentoring program promoting students’ engagement, self-regulation, and goal setting. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 76, 102230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2023.102230 Overview The transition from elementary to middle school represents a […]

Student Minds: How a 4-Week Mindfulness-Based Intervention Helped College Students

Coxon, A., Horne, R., Munthe-Kaas, H., Tunariu, A., Hoffmann, T., & Kemppinen, A. (2021). An evaluation of an online brief mindfulness-based intervention in university students. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 752060. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.752060 Overview Mental health issues among university students are growing  worldwide (Coxon et al., 2021). Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have shown promise in improving mental health […]