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What are the keys to successful mentoring? Study has some answers

by Jean Rhodes and Elizabeth Raposa In an article in the American Journal of Community Psychology we reported on some interesting findings that have direct implications for mentoring programs. The study was entitled, the Impact of Youth Risk on Mentoring Relationship Quality: Do Mentor Characteristics Matter?- and the short answer is yes! But let’s step back […]

Does organizing mentor-mentee matches into small groups help? A new study has answers

Haddock, S. A., Weiler, L. M., Lee, H., Henry, K. L., Lucas-Thompson, R., Zimmerman, T. S., Krafchick, J. L., Fredrickson, G. F., Yetz, N., & Youngblade, L. M. (2020). Does organizing mentor-mentee matches into small groups enhance treatment effects in a site-based mentoring program for adolescents? Results of a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Youth […]

How Youth Mentoring Programs Can Become More Effective

By Glenn C. Altschuler, Psychology Today This post is a review of the book, Older and Wiser: New Ideas for Youth Mentoring in the 21st Century. Before Odysseus departed to fight the Trojan War, Homer tells us, he asked Mentor, his friend, to watch over his household and Telemachus, his son. Centuries later, the term “mentor” […]

Study finds that cross-race mentoring is associated with reductions in perceived racism

Liao, L. C. & Sanchez, B. (2015). An exploratory study of the role of mentoring in the acculturation of Latino/a youth. Journal of Community Psychology, 43(7), 868-877. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21717 Summarized by Jessica Cunningham Background: There is very little research focused on children from immigrant families in general, and even less research on how mentoring interventions […]

New “Mentoring Processes Scale” assesses five dimensions of youth mentoring

Tolan, P. H., McDaniel, H. L., Richardson, M., Arkin, N., Augenstern, J., & DuBois, D. L. (1010). Improving understanding of how mentoring works: Measuring multiple intervention processes. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22408 Summarized by Monica Arkin  Notes of Interest: Researchers identified five commonly used mentoring intervention processes: identification with mentor, social & emotional support, teaching […]

Unique benefits of mentoring for international students

Shakla, T. R. (2016). The Impact of Mentorship on Leadership Development Outcomes of International Students. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000016 Summarized Harry Bayly Notes of interest: This quantitative study compared the undergraduate experiences of 6,076 college students (3,038 international and 3,038 domestic). International students scored lower on a [U.S.-developed] measure of perceived leadership […]

Keynote speakers and workshops announced for European Mentoring Summit 2020!

The European Mentoring Summit is fast approaching, and the itinerary has been revealed. Jean Rhodes, of the Center for Evidence Based Mentoring, will be delivering a key note address at the event alongside several other excellent speakers. There is now also a full list of workshops available on the European Mentoring Summit website. If you […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A Conversation with Johanna Greeson on Natural Mentoring and Foster Care

Below is a profile of Professor Johanna Greeson. Johanna’s excellent new book will be out next month!  by Kate Powers Introduction: Johanna Greeson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Greeson received her MSW from Bryn Mawr College in 1999, and then returned to […]

On Methods: What’s a meta-analysis, anyways?

ay 1, 2019/by Jean Rhodes by Adar Ben-Eliyahu, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), University of Haifa There is often considerable fanfare when a new meta-analysis is published. What’s the excitement about anyways? Don’t most meta-analyses seem to be saying things we already know from previous research? This is somewhat true, as meta-analyses summarize previous research findings. […]

Why do parents want a mentor for their child? A comparison between community-based and school-based matches

Sourk, M., Weiler, L. M., Cavell, T. A. (2019). Risk, support, and reasons for wanting a mentor: Comparing parents of youth in community versus school-based matches. Child and Youth Services Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.01.046 Summarized by Karina DeAndrade Notes of Interest: The purpose of this study was to understand the why parents wanted their kids to have […]