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The impact and experiences of Campus Connections Aotearoa | Tūhono Aiopīpī youth mentees and university student practitioners: Quantitative evaluation report 2017–2019. University of Auckland

Deane, K.L., Bullen, P., Wilder, K., & Williamson-Dean, R. (2020). The impact and experiences of Campus Connections Aotearoa | Tūhono Aiopīpī youth mentees and university student practitioners: Quantitative evaluation report 2017–2019. University of Auckland. https://cpb-ap-se2.wpmucdn.com/blogs.auckland.ac.nz/dist/c/389/files/2016/06/CC-A-Evaluation-Report.pdf By Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Auckland [Reprinted from the Highlights Section] This report presents key […]

What is literacy-enhanced mentoring (LEM) and can it improve youth match outcomes?

Peaslee, L., Teye, A. C., & Baker, J. S. (2022). Promising Practices for Improving the Match Outcomes of Young Children: An Evaluation of the School-Based Literacy-Enhanced Mentoring (LEM) Program. Child & Youth Care Forum.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-022-09675-z Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although recent research indicates that instrumental relationship styles can strengthen school-based mentoring, there’s a lack […]

Comparative ways mentor self-efficacy & empathy affect youth mentorship quality

Deane, K. L., Boat, A. A., Haddock, S. A., Henry, K. L., Zimmerman, T. S., & Weiler, L. M. (2022). The Comparative Roles of Mentor Self-Efficacy and Empathy in Fostering Relationship Quality with Youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-022-01584-7 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Evidence shows that mentor empathy and self-efficacy play notable roles […]

New study explores mentor personality and relationship quality: Some surprising results!

Younginer, S. T., & Elledge, L. C. (2021). Mentor personality and attachment as correlates of youth mentoring relationship quality within a school-based mentoring intervention: The moderating role of negative interactions. Journal of Community Psychology, 49(7), 2569–2589. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22654 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Given the role mentoring relationship quality has on positive youth outcomes, it’s important to […]

Migchiel Van Diggelen: Defining quality in mentoring, supporting the practitioners’ perspective

By Migchiel Van Diggelen, Mentoring Europe How do mentoring practitioners and researchers define quality in mentoring? When it comes to the mentoring field, there is no doubt that quality and evaluation is important. Defining quality is instrumental in setting quality guidelines, identifying the impacts of these mentoring programmes and improving these mentoring services. Subsequently, this […]

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 […]

What predicts mentoring relationship quality? An investigation from the perspective of mentees and their parents

De Wit, D. J., DuBois, D. L., Erdem, G., Larose, S., & Lipman, E. L. (2020). Predictors of mentoring relationship quality: Investigation from the perspectives of youth and parent participants in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada one-to-one mentoring programs. Journal of Community Psychology, 48(2), 192–208. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22244 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Mentoring relationship quality (MRQ) […]

How do mentoring relationships grow over time? New study has answers!

Spiekermann, L., Lyons, M., & Deutsch, N. (2021). A mixed-methods approach to understanding trajectories of mentoring relationship growth. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22648 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although mentors play a vital role in mentoring relationships, there isn’t a consensus on how mentors should develop and maintain quality relationships with their mentees over […]

What are the benefits and drawbacks of self-disclosure in youth mentorships?

Dutton, H., Deane, K.L., & Bullen, P. (2021). Exploring the benefits and risks of mentor self-disclosure: relationship quality and ethics in youth mentoring. Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1080/1177083X.2021.1951308 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Even though self-disclosure can have a significant impact on interpersonal relationships, not much is known about the positive and […]

Mentoring expert, Òscar Prieto-Flores, highlights the importance of relationship quality in mentoring programs

Experts’ Corner: Mentoring in the era of COVID-19 From the ‘Mentoring in the era of COVID-19: Nine experts in the field weigh in’ article by Justin Preston and Monica Arkin Dr. Òscar Prieto-Flores, associate professor of sociology at the University of Girona in Spain, agrees that relationship quality, while not the only necessary component of […]