Tag Archive for: international mentoring

The golden years glow: Older adults draw more positivity from prosocial behavior

Bjälkebring, P., Västfjäll, D., Dickert, S., & Slovic, P. (2019). Greater emotional gain from giving in older adults: Age-related positivity bias in charitable giving. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1-8. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00846. Summarized by Justin Preston Introduction It has been well-demonstrated that prosocial behavior has positive benefits for both the recipient and the giver. From receiving […]

Study suggests that teens prefer adult mentors to peer mentors

Kendal, S., Keeley, P., & Callery, P. (2011). Young people’s preferences for emotional well-being support in high school – a focus group study. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 24, 245-253. Summarized by Laura Yoviene. Problem: The promotion of emotional well-being (EWB) of youth is a central focus of youth work in the U.K. […]

New research tests impact of mentoring on school dropouts

Candil, D. M., & Gaza, M. (2017). A pilot Study of the impact of the Peraj mentoring program on school dropout risk of Mexican children. Journal of Community Psychology, 45(3), 315-332.DOI: 10.1002/jcop.21849 Summarized by Jelle de Graaf   Background: School dropout is a serious issue in Mexico; it affects hundreds of thousands of children and […]

National Mentoring Day in the UK is October 27!

Written by Jessica Cunningham, B.A. Lab Manager, Center of Evidence-Based Mentoring National Mentoring Day in the United Kingdom is on October 27th and was founded by business mentor Chelsey Baker to help raise awareness of the benefits of both being mentored and the rewarding experience of mentoring others. The goals of the organization are threefold: […]

European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring

Announcement: New Website for the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring

The European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring, launched in March of 2016 during the European Mentoring Summit, has now created a website! Representing a consortium of five higher education institutions in the Netherlands, the Center “seeks to advance the production, dissemination, and uptake of evidence-based practices in ways that improve the effectiveness of practice and, ultimately, […]

More than just shared interests: New study highlights the importance of engaged listening for mentor-mentee connection

Larsson, M., Pettersson, C., Skoog, T., & Eriksson, C. (2016). Enabling relationship formation,development, and closure in a one-year female mentoring program at a non-governmental organization: A mixed methods study. BMC Public Health, 16, 1-14. Doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2850-2 Summarized by Jessica Cunningham   Background: Mental illness rates among young women aged 16-24 have increased significantly in the […]

Introducing the Chronicle’s New Editorial Board Member: Nico W. Van Yperen

Written by Justin Preston It is with great pleasure that we introduce the Chronicle’s newest Editorial Board member: Prof. Dr. Nico W. Van Yperen. Dr. Van Yperen is a professor of psychology at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. This year (2016), he and his colleagues launched the MSc program: Talent Development and Creativity. His […]

2016 European Summit On Mentoring: Press Release

Author: European Council. The following press release was issued by the Presidency of the Council of the EU on March 17, 2016 9:07 am. Mentoring is a proven tool, not only in tackling youth unemployment, early school leaving and the low level of interest in vocational education, but also for contributing to academic and entrepreneurial […]

How a large program in India thinks about mentee risk

Written by Justin Preston   An organization providing one-to-one mentoring support to over 1,300 at-risk and underserved Indian youth and young adults, Mentor Together has years of experience working in five cities across India and online. Their efforts are aimed at providing empowering relationships to help adolescents and young adults achieve their goals and aspirations. […]

Big Mentoring News from Europe

By Jean Rhodes Last Thursday 3/17, the first European Mentoring Summit was held in the Netherlands. Officials from the European Union as well as researchers and mentoring practitioners from over 15 countries across Europe and the UK attended and shared ideas. It was truly amazing to learn about all the variations of innovative mentoring approaches that are […]