Content for Researchers & Academics

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

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

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Growing up, African … Read the rest

What Predicts Volunteers’ Commitment to Mentoring Relationships? You guessed it…

Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 6.42.22 PMMadia, B.P., & Lutz, C.J. (2004). Perceived similarity, expectation-reality discrepancies, and mentors’ expressed intention to remain in Big Brothers/Big Sisters programs. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34 (3), 598-623.

Mentor initiated premature terminations compromise mentoring programs’ goal of fostering … Read the rest

Fostering social engagement in minority youth can boost their job prospects

Posted by Laurel Thomas Gnagey, futurity.org

Social action and engagement may help marginalized teens in their careers later in life, particularly if teachers help them discuss and engage with social issues, new research suggests.

At a time when race and … Read the rest

New research investigates long-term impacts of natural mentors

architecture-1851496_1280Miranda-Chan, T., Fruiht, V., Dubon, V., & Wray-Lake, L. (2016). The functions and longitudinal outcomes of adolescents’ naturally occurring mentorships. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57, 47-59.

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It’s not what you know….: The case for a networked approach to mentoring

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by Jean Rhodes

According to a recent Gallup poll  successful college students have one important thing in common–they all had one or more teachers who were mentors who took an interest in … Read the rest

Study uncovers interesting differences in the interpersonal tone of school-based mentoring relationships

Screen Shot 2013-04-09 at 9.08.18 PMPryce, J. M., & Keller, T. E. (2013). Interpersonal tone within school-based youth mentoring relationshipsYouth & Society45(1), 98-116.

Background Positive mentoring relationships display closeness, warmth, authenticity, and empathy. This study sought to capture the emotional … Read the rest

★ Dr. Vartan Gregorian discusses mentoring in the 21st Century

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 4.31.25 PMBy Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York

I am living proof that mentoring works… a point that was very important for me to make in my autobiography, The Road to Home.

Born in Tabriz, Iran, raised by … Read the rest

Methods Corner Cracking the code: How to Read a Research Paper

Screen Shot 2013-06-28 at 9.24.30 AMby Adar Ben-Eliyahu, PhD

For many of us, reading an academic research paper can be overwhelming. We open the document and can become easily overwhelmed by the arcane language and complicated statistics. But, with a little guidance, reading it can … Read the rest

Methods Corner: What is an effect size?

Screen Shot 2013-03-01 at 8.46.07 AMby Adar Ben-Eliyahu, Ph.D.

Most studies focus on “statistical significance,” or the probability that certain findings are reflected in the data. To test this, researchers actually propose a “null hypothesis,”  (e.g., mentoring has no effect on self-esteem). If the data … Read the rest