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ERIC Number: EJ1023493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
College Women Mentoring Adolescent Girls: The Relationship between Mentor Peer Support and Mentee Outcomes
Marshall, Jenna H.; Lawrence, Edith C.; Peugh, James
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v21 n4 p444-462 2013
In this study, we examined the effectiveness of peer support for college women mentors who engaged in one-to-one and group mentoring with at-risk adolescent girls. Using data from 162 mentoring pairs, results suggested that mentor support positively predicted mentees' self-reported improvement after a year of mentoring. An examination of mentees' self-esteem outcomes revealed that mentor peer support was associated with higher outcomes only for those mentees who had higher pre-program scores; for those with below average pre-scores, mentor support was associated with lower self-esteem. Taken together, these results indicate that mentor support may serve as an important function beyond ongoing training, though its effectiveness may vary based on mentee characteristics. Implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education; Grade 7
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Language: English
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