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A typology of school-based mentoring relationship quality

Implications for recruiting and retaining volunteer mentors Barbara J.McMorrisa, Jennifer L.Doty, Lindsey M.Weiler, Kara J.Beckman and DiegoGarcia-Huidobro Abstract A critical component of successful mentoring programs is the quality of relationships. In school-based settings, relationship quality measures tend to rely on single, unidimensional indicators reported by

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“I really wanted her to have a Big Sister”

Mentoring programs often  focus on the mentor-mentee dyad. But this  research study show interest of the parent or caregiver in the mentoring relationship. Semi-structured qualitative interviews were made in a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program to explore reasons why they wanted mentors for their

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An Examination of Strain and Mentor Response Strategies

Mentoring is a popular and widespread intervention for at-risk youth that can positively influence this population’s adaptation to stressors and increase overall resilience. Yet there is a lack of attention to how mentoring relationships work or the attributes of mentoring that contribute to successful outcomes.

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Wise intervention

In a by article by Jean E Rhodes she is writing: …those with mentors are more likely to graduate from high school, attend college, and obtain a Bachelor’s degree (Raposa, et al., 2017; Hagler et al., 2017; Christiansen, et al., 2017). Read more here:

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Mentoring for first generation Immigrant Refugee Youth

This review examines research on mentoring for first-generation immigrant and refugee youth and is organized around four aspects of mentoring for these youth—its documented effectiveness, factors conditioning effectiveness, intervening processes for linking mentoring to outcomes, and the extent of reach and engagement and the quality

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How to Measure the Long-term Outcome?

Wie wirkts langfristig? Master thesis by Verena Kofler (in German) Abstract Social programs have to deal increasingly with their effects and are required to prove them. The aspect of long-term effects is often neglected. The present study investigated the question of how short- and long-term

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Effects of a School-Based Social-Emotional and Character Development Program on Self-Esteem Levels and Processes: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial Naida Silverthorn, David L. DuBois, Kendra M. Lewis, Amanda Reed, Niloofar Bavarian, Joseph Day, Peter Ji, Alan C. Acock, Samuel Vuchinich, and Brian R. Flay This study

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An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of Long-Term Mentoring Relationships from the Youth Perspective By Kevin Richard Jones, Portland State University (2016) When mentoring programs are well-designed and well-implemented, young people can experience positive gains in a number of social, emotional, behavioral, and educational areas. But the

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Research

Motivation by Positive or Negative Role Models: Regulatory Focus Determines Who Will Best Inspire Us By Penelope Lockwood, University of Toronto and Christian H. Jordan and Ziva Kunda, University of Waterloo These researcher demonstrated that individuals are motivated by role models who encourage their own/different concerns. Promotion-focused individuals,