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New study explores how mentoring relationship type, duration, and quality, impact academic and social functioning in college

McClain, C. M., Kelner, W. C., & Elledge, L. C. (2021). Youth Mentoring Relationships and College Social and Academic Functioning: The Role of Mentoring Relationship Quality, Duration, and Type. American Journal of Community Psychology.  https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12539 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Youth mentoring relationships are known for improving social, academic, psychological, and behavioral outcomes for children […]

The Challenges of First-Generation College Students

By Gene Beresin and Khadijah Booth Watkins, The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds Currently, around half of all students attending college are the first in their families to do so. First-generation (first-gen) students have many strengths, as shown in the research. They tend to have higher satisfaction in college compared with non-first-gen peers, increased […]

New study explores individual differences in students’ perceptions and use of undergraduate mentoring

Goodman-Wilson, M. (2021). Individual differences in student perceptions and utilization of undergraduate mentoring. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 29(3), 328–348. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2021.1927439 Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest:  Although college academic mentoring can make a significant impact on one’s undergraduate experience, there is a limited amount of studies that explore how psychological individual difference factors affect […]

Support matters! New study shows how stress and social support affect underrepresented students’ educational outcomes

Albright, J. N., & Hurd, N. M. (2021). Activism, social support, and trump-related distress: Exploring associations with mental health. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.  https://doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000316 Summarized by Ariel Ervin   Notes of Interest:  The election of Donald Trump encouraged many college students to engage in activism.   While activism can be an empowering and meaningful experience, it can […]

Support matters! New study shows how stress and social support affect underrepresented students’ educational outcomes

  Wittrup, A. R., & Hurd, N. M. (2021). The role of trajectories of stress and social support in underrepresented students’ educational outcomes. Applied Developmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2021.1906677 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Many underrepresented college students not only have to cope with stressors that are associated with being in college but also ones that […]

New study investigates how natural mentoring affects college students’ mental health

Le, T. P., Hsu, T., & Raposa, E. B. (2021). Effects of Natural Mentoring Relationships on College Students’ Mental Health: The Role of Emotion Regulation. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12504 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although social support is a major protective factor of college-related stressors, not many studies explore the impact natural mentoring […]

How faculty-student mentoring relationships affect college students’ development and academic success

Raposa, E. B., Hagler, M., Liu, D., & Rhodes, J. E. (2021). Predictors of close faculty−student relationships and mentorship in higher education: Findings from the Gallup−Purdue Index. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1483(1), 36–49.  https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14342 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Supportive mentoring relationships have an influential effect on college students’ academic […]

Moving Into the Long Term

With some colleges and universities planning to continue online learning into the spring, students are now looking at over a year of learning from home. How will their well-being and academics be affected? By Lilah Burke, Inside Higher Ed As the school semester comes to a close, remote learning remains the recommended option for students. […]

Fearing that underrepresented college students are being left behind during COVID pandemic, initiative launched to connect 100,000 students with mentors

Job-searching has become a particularly hard process for many college students due to coronavirus. Because of the current job market, where many existing job and internship offers have been canceled; the presence of college recruiters has been put on hold; and with remote learning in place, many students feel like they have fewer resources and […]

The impact of youth-initiated mentoring for underrepresented college-bound students

Schwartz, S. E. O., Kanchewa, S. S., Rhodes, J. E., Cutler, E., & Cunningham, J. L. (2016). “I didn’t know you could just ask:” Empowering underrepresented college-bound students to recruit academic and career mentors. Children and Youth Services Review, 64, 51–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.03.001 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Mentoring and social capital play essential roles for adolescents, […]