Mentoring Research

When your grandmother is your mentor: New study reveals positive associations in young adults

Editor’s note: Here’s an interesting study that I thought you might find interesting! The Mentoring Relationship with the Closest Grandparent and Identity Processes Among Emerging Adult Grandchildren in Poland: The Role of Perceived Grandparents’ Perspective Taking By Justyna Michałek-Kwiecień Published: 29 September 2022 Michałek-Kwiecień, J. The Mentoring Relationship with the Closest Grandparent and Identity Processes Among […]

“It Makes You Feel Good to Help!”: An Exploratory Study of the Experience of Peer Mentoring in Long-Term Care

Theurer, K. A., Stone, R. I., Suto, M. J., Timonen, V., Brown, S. G., & Mortenson, W. B. (2022). “It makes you feel good to help!”: An exploratory study of the experience of peer mentoring in long-term care. Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue Canadienne Du Vieillissement, 41(3), 451–459. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0714980821000611 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  […]

ArtSmart investigates the effectiveness of a school-based arts mentorship intervention on students’ learning outcomes

By ArtSmart Overview: ArtSmart launched the two-year study, led by Evan Linett and reviewed by WCG Institutional Review Board. The value of arts education for youth is often self-evident to advocates and practitioners. However, finding empirical evidence to support such claims is limited, and can be costly for organizations like ArtSmart, a 501(c)3 non-profit that […]

New commentary reevaluates the effectiveness of mentoring in reducing juvenile criminal recidivism

DuBois, D. L. (2022). Reconsidering the effectiveness of mentoring for prevention of juvenile criminal recidivism: A brief comment on systematic review and meta-analysis of noninstitutional psychosocial interventions to prevent juvenile criminal recidivism (Olsson et al, 2021). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 90(8), 647–651.  https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000744 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Interventions conducted outside the juvenile justice […]

What factors promote positive youth development among Chinese youth?

Wang, Y., Li, X., Bronk, K. C., & Lin, D. (2022). Factors that promote positive Chinese youth development: A qualitative study. Applied Developmental Science, 0(0), 1–18.  https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2022.2060225 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Despite the pervasive use of positive youth development (PYD) in western countries, there’s a lack of work on PYD in mainland China, […]

Using mentorships to promote agency and a sense of belonging among asylum seekers

Amitay, G. (2022). From helpless rage to loving resistance: Resistance to othering and practices of agency in mentoring children of asylum seekers in Israel. Child & Youth Care Forum, 51(4), 705–727. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-021-09649-7 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  More than 30,000 African refugees and asylum seekers (AS) live in Israel. AS in Israel endure restrictive […]

Do You Love Lunch?: How these feelings associate with students sense of belonging in school

Whiting, E. F., Hinton, A. E., & Jensen, B. (2022). Loving lunch in junior high: Lunchtime activities and a sense of belonging in school. Journal of community psychology, 50(7), 2973–2992. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22809 Summarized by Maggie Bayly Notes of Interest: All humans need a sense of belonging. For students, this idea is linked to memberships and connectedness to their […]

How mentor-delivered single session interventions can broaden youth psychosocial services

Hart, M. J., Sung, J. Y., McQuillin, S. D., & Schleider, J. L. (2022). Expanding the reach of psychosocial services for youth: Untapped potential of mentor-delivered single session interventions. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22927 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although there are ongoing improvements in developing, validating, and disseminating mental health interventions, treatments […]

What’s the relationship between religious coping and mental health outcomes among Hurricane Katrina survivors?

Arkin, M., Lowe, S. R., Poon, C. Y. S., & Rhodes, J. E. (2022). Associations between religious coping and long-term mental health in survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. https://doi.org/10.1037/rel0000483 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Weather-related disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes, increase the risk of developing adverse mental health outcomes. Underrepresented […]