Tag: qualitative research

Research illuminates important factors in informal mentoring relationships

Research illuminates important factors in informal mentoring relationships

Meltzer, A., Muir, K., & Craig, L. (2016). Being trusted: The perspectives of trusted adults about engaging with young people. Children and Youth Services Review, 63, 58-66.   Summarized by Rachel Rubin   Introduction: As young people move away from home, they often form relationships with trusted adults to help guide them in their newly independent lives. […]

Research identifies three keys to enhancing mentoring relationships

Research identifies three keys to enhancing mentoring relationships

Futch Ehrlich, V. A., Deutsch, N. L., Fox, C. V., Johnson, H. E., & Varga, S. M. (2016). Leveraging relational assets for adolescent development: A qualitative investigation of youth–adult “connection” in positive youth development. Qualitative Psychology, 3(1), 59.   Summarized by Rachel Rubin   Introduction: Research has documented the many positive impacts of youth-adult relationships. However, little […]

Research identifies key program features to support success for youth with disabilities

Research identifies key program features to support success for youth with disabilities

Lindsay, S., Hartman, L. R., & Fellin, M. (2016). A systematic review of mentorship programs to facilitate transition to post-secondary education and employment for youth and young adults with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation, 38(14), 1329-1340. Summarized by Jessica Cunningham   Background: Youth with disabilities encounter barriers when attempting to gain access to higher education and […]

A calm port in the storm: Mentors serve as reliable support for youth in the foster care system

A calm port in the storm: Mentors serve as reliable support for youth in the foster care system

Greeson, J.K., Thompson, A.E., Ali, S., & Wenger, R.S. (2015). It’s good to know that you got somebody that’s not going anywhere: Attitudes and beliefs of older youth in foster care about child welfare-based natural mentoring. Children and Youth Services Review, 48, 140-149. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.12.015 Summarized by Benjamin Alford   Introduction: Research shows that older youth […]

How a large program in India thinks about mentee risk

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. […]

Mentors Serve as “Facilitators of Change” for Ex-Offenders

Mentors Serve as “Facilitators of Change” for Ex-Offenders

Garcia, J. (2015). The Importance of the Mentor–Mentee Relationship in Women’s Desistance From Destructive Behaviors. International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, 0306624X14568257. Summary by Justin Preston     INTRODUCTION Desistance, the ongoing process of change in which individuals reduce their involvement in destructive acts, is not a matter of sudden, all-or-nothing transformation that […]

Cory the Great!: How mentors’ attitudes/expectations shape relationships and outcomes

Cory the Great!: How mentors’ attitudes/expectations shape relationships and outcomes

In Matilda Cuomo’s book, “The Person Who Changed My Life,” NJ Senator Cory Booker describes how his grandfather’s expectations shaped his life. The article below shows how both positive and negative expectations can shape mentoring ties. “Everything my grandfather did was bold, proud, and loud–not one of us could enter a room without him becoming […]

The ABC of peer mentoring – what secondary students have to say about cross-age peer mentoring
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The ABC of peer mentoring – what secondary students have to say about cross-age peer mentoring

Willis, P., Bland, R., Manka, L., & Craft, C. (2012).  The ABC of peer mentoring – what secondary students have to say about cross-age peer mentoring in a regional Australian school, Educational  Research and Evaluation: An International Journal on Theory and Practice, 18 (2), 173-185. Cross-age peer mentoring Problem: Cross-age peer mentoring is a community-based […]

On Methods: What’s the difference between qualitative and quantitative approaches?
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On Methods: What’s the difference between qualitative and quantitative approaches?

Editors Note: We are very fortunate to have Adar Ben-Eliyahu, Ph.D. our new Methods Editor, sharing with us her considerable expertise on research methods. Dr. Ben-Eliyahu completed her doctorate in developmental psychology at Duke University, where she honed very strong skills in methods. She is currently a MacArthur Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Evidence-Based […]

FORUM: How will the new report on the “mentoring gap” help your efforts?

FORUM: How will the new report on the “mentoring gap” help your efforts?

Earlier this month, MENTOR released The Mentoring Effect: Young People’s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring (pdf file), a major contribution to our understanding of just how much of an impact mentors are having on the lives of America’s young people. You can read more about the report and its findings on the […]