New Mentoring Research

New research asks mentors to reflect on their perceptions of youth and the mentor role

New research asks mentors to reflect on their perceptions of youth and the mentor role

Lakind, D., Akins, M., & Eddy, J. M. (2015). Youth mentoring relationships in context: Mentor perceptions of youth, environment, and the mentor role. Children and Youth Services Review, 53, 52-60.   Summarized by Umass Boston clinical psychology graduate student, Samantha Burton   Introduction: Mentors’ perceptions of their mentees can influence the length of the mentoring […]

New research points out benefits of group and individual mentoring for girls
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New research points out benefits of group and individual mentoring for girls

Deutsch, N. L., Reitz-Krueger, C. L., Henneberger, A. K., Ehrlich, V. A. F., & Lawrence, E. C. (2016). “It Gave Me Ways to Solve Problems and Ways to Talk to People”: Outcomes From a Combined Group and One-on-One Mentoring Program for Early Adolescent Girls. Journal of Adolescent Research, 0743558416630813. Summarized by Matthew Hagler   Introduction Group […]

Engaged natural mentors can help offset impact of school discrimination
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Engaged natural mentors can help offset impact of school discrimination

Wittrup, A., Hussain, S., Albright, J., Hurd, N., Varner, F. & Mattis, J. (2016). Natural mentors, racial pride, and academic engagement among Black adolescents: Resilience in the context of perceived discrimination. Youth & Society, 1-21. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X16680546     Summarized by Justin Preston   Introduction Black students in the United States face a wide array of […]

New research investigates long-term impacts of natural mentors
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New research investigates long-term impacts of natural mentors

Miranda-Chan, T., Fruiht, V., Dubon, V., & Wray-Lake, L. (2016). The functions and longitudinal outcomes of adolescents’ naturally occurring mentorships. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57, 47-59. Summarized by Sam Burton     Introduction Research has demonstrated that having strong relationships with non-parental adults relates to positive outcomes for adolescents, such as performing better in […]

New research studies reasons for early termination of mentoring relationships

New research studies reasons for early termination of mentoring relationships

Spencer, R., Basualdo-Delmonico, A., Walsh, J., & Drew, A. (2014). Breaking up is hard to do: A qualitative interview study of how and why youth mentoring relationships end. Youth & Society, 1-23. Summarized by Sam Burton     Introduction Mentoring programs aim to create lasting and meaningful relationships between mentors and youth. However, a significant […]

Mentors can be helpful during college transition period for young adults, research shows
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Mentors can be helpful during college transition period for young adults, research shows

Hurd, N. M.,  Tan, J., Loeb, E. L. (2016). Natural mentoring relationships and the adjustment to college among underrepresented students. American Journal of Community Psychology. Summarized by Matthew Hagler     Introduction Compared to their more privileged counterparts, college students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, those from unrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, and first-generation college […]

Formal mentoring program helps boost executive function skills in youth

Formal mentoring program helps boost executive function skills in youth

Morgan, C., Sibthorp, J., & Tsethlikai, M. (2016). Fostering self-regulation skills in youth: examining the effects of a mentoring curriculum in a summer recreation program. Leisure sciences, 38(2), 161-178. Summarized by Matthew Hagler Introduction Self-regulation refers to the ability to control one’s own internal experiences of thoughts and emotions as well as external expression of […]

The critical ingredient of youth programs –natural mentors

The critical ingredient of youth programs –natural mentors

Schwartz, S. E. O., Chan, C. S., Rhodes, J. E. & Scales, P. C. (2013). Community developmental assets and positive youth development: The role of natural mentors. Research in Human Development, 10(2), 141-162. Summarized by Jessica Cunningham, B.A. Lab Manager, Center of Evidence-Based Mentoring Introduction: Ironically enough, many people who would fit the definition of […]

Without mentoring, girls lose interest in STEM fields

Without mentoring, girls lose interest in STEM fields

Stoeger, H., Duan, X., Schimer, S., Greindl, T., & Ziegler, A. (2013). The effectiveness of a one-year online mentoring program for girls in STEM. Computers & Education, 69, 408-418. Summarized by Jessica Cunningham, B.A. Lab Manager, Center of Evidence-Based Mentoring Introduction: As you may have already heard, women are highly under-represented in the fields of […]

Strategies to improve educational outcomes for youth with childhood-onset chronic illness should include interventions that promote school connectedness, and mentoring relationships

Strategies to improve educational outcomes for youth with childhood-onset chronic illness should include interventions that promote school connectedness, and mentoring relationships

Maslow, G., Haydon, A. A., McRee, A. L. Halpern, C. T. (2012). Protective connections and educational attainment among young adults with childhood-onset chronic illness. Journal of School Health, 82(8), 364-370. Summarized by Jessica Cunningham, B.A. Lab Manager, Center of Evidence-Based Mentoring Introduction: Childhood-onset chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, cancer, heart conditions, and epilepsy can wreak […]