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New study explores how cultural mistrust and mentoring affect students’ attitudes toward school

O’Donnell, A. J., Harris, K., Sánchez, B., & Thursby, K. (2022). The roles of cultural mistrust and mentoring in Latinx adolescents’ attitudes toward school. Journal of Research on Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12758 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Research indicates that current & historical experiences of racism correlate with youth developing cultural mistrust towards educational institutions & […]

How do ethnic identity and stress exposure affect Latinx adolescents in natural mentorships 

Raposa, E. B., Sánchez, B., O’Donnell, A., & Monjaras-Gaytan, L. Y. (2022). The roles of ethnic identity and stressors in natural mentoring support among Latinx adolescents. Applied Developmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2022.2062360 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Many Latinx youths experience substantial stressors as they face challenges associated with youth development and identity exploration. Although there’s […]

Which mentees benefit the most from same-race mentors?

Champion, B., Szlendak, Z., & Woodruff, C. (2021). Who Benefits Most From From a Same-Race Mentor? Evidence From a Nationwide Youth Mentoring Program. Brachel Champion. http://brachelchampion.com/files/mentoring.pdf Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although same-race or ethnicity-matched mentorships are perceived to be more effective than cross-racial mentorships, their overall effects are unclear. This paper assesses whether having […]