Content for Researchers & Academics

All content relevant for academics, students, and research-minded individuals who are interested in youth mentoring research.

New review explores how adults are influenced by the experience of mentoring youth

Anderson, A. J., & DuBois, D. L. (2022). Are adults influenced by the experience of mentoring youth? A scoping review. Journal of Community Psychology.  https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22954 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Youth mentorships are known for promoting a variety of positive youth-related outcomes. While many systemic reviews and meta-analyses assess the impact mentoring relationships have […]

Study shows that mentoring programs can help reduce juvenile offending and antisocial behavior.

Farrington, D. P., Gaffney, H., & White, H. (2022). Effectiveness of 12 types of interventions in reducing juvenile offending and antisocial behaviour. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. https://doi.org/10.3138/cjccj.2022-0022 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  This paper reviews findings from systemic reviews to assess the efficiency of twelve intervention types in lowering anti-social and juvenile […]

Rooted in Relationships Podcast series with guest Jean Rhodes: Mentorship is a rich opportunity for positive development from youth to adulthood

Episode 2.6 – Jean Rhodes – Mentorship is a rich opportunity for positive development from youth to adulthood The mentor-mentee relationship can be particularly rich for both individuals. Mentors can connect mentees with opportunities and guide them through important educational, professional and personal stages in their lives. In this episode of Rooted in Relationships, former […]

[Webinar] 2022 Youth Mentoring Research Symposium

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 1-4 PM EST; Special poster session from 6-7 PM, and Thursday, April 28, 1-4 PM. Registration is now open for the 2022 Youth Mentoring Research Symposium (virtual). Join researchers to discuss the state of mentoring topics that affect public policy & philanthropy, in addition to methodologies and frameworks for conducting more […]

I Don’t think you like me very much: Child minority status and disadvantage predict relationship quality with teachers

Fitzpatrick, C., Côté-Lussier, C., Pagani, L. S., & Blair, C. (2017). I Don’t think you like me very much: Child minority status and disadvantage predict relationship quality with teachers. Youth & Society, 1-17. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X13508962. Summarized by Stella Kanchewa, M.A., UMass Boston doctoral student Children’s academic performance relates to important adult outcomes including career options, […]

The importance of teacher-child relationships during elementary school

Maldonado-Carreno, C., & Votruba-Drzal, E. (2011). Teacher-child relationships and the development of academic and behavioral skills during elementary school: A within- and between-child analysis. Child Development, 82(2), 601-616. Introduction:  Teacher-child relationship quality in the early school years has been linked to child well-being in a variety of domains: peer relationships, behavior problems, classroom adjustment, and […]

On Methods: What’s a meta-analysis, anyways?

  by Adar Ben-Eliyahu, Assistant Professor, University of Haifa There is often considerable fanfare when a new meta-analysis is published. What’s the excitement about anyways? Don’t most meta-analyses seem to be saying things we already know from previous research? This is somewhat true, as meta-analyses summarize previous research findings. However, in contrast to a review, […]

On Methods: What’s the difference between qualitative and quantitative approaches?

Editors Note: We are very fortunate to have Adar Ben-Eliyahu, Ph.D. our new Methods Editor, sharing with us her considerable expertise on research methods. Dr. Ben-Eliyahu completed her doctorate in developmental psychology at Duke University, where she honed very strong skills in methods. She is currently a MacArthur Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Evidence-Based […]

New research agenda by MENTOR introduces four key priorities for future mentoring research

MENTOR (2021) Growing Insights and Innovations: A Research Agenda for the Modern Youth Mentoring. MENTOR.  https://www.mentoring.org/resource/growing-insights-and-innovations-a-research-agenda-for-the-modern-youth-mentoring-movement/ Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although the field of mentoring has grown and evolved over the years, there’s still the question of what the expectations are for youth mentoring. This research agenda summarizes four key priorities for […]

Things May Fall Apart but You Will Make it Through with a Little Help from your Family, Friends, Teachers, and School

We are pleased to feature this thoughtful essay about first generation college students from Professor Margarita Azmitia. Dr. Azmitia grew up in Guatemala and is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She studies how family, peer, schools, and communities contour adolescents and young adults educational and identity pathways, adolescents’ friendships, […]