ERIC Number: EJ1078100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Time-Limited, Structured Youth Mentoring and Adolescent Problem Behaviors
Weiler, Lindsey M.; Haddock, Shelley A.; Zimmerman, Toni S.; Henry, Kimberly L.; Krafchick, Jennifer L.; Youngblade, Lise M.
Applied Developmental Science, v19 n4 p196-205 2015
Youth mentoring can have a profound impact on the lives of high-risk youth. This study presents the Campus Corps program, a time-limited (12-week), structured mentoring program for high-risk youth (ages 11--18), and results from a quasi-experimental pilot evaluation. Baseline and post-intervention problem behavior data from 315 offending youth were used in multiple regression analyses. After accounting for baseline group differences, pre-intervention scores, and demographic covariates, Campus Corps participants (n = 187, 63.1% male) reported less engagement in problem behavior, lower acceptance of problem behavior, and a greater sense of autonomy from marijuana use post-intervention than participants in the comparison condition (n = 128, 66.4% male). Conversely, post-intervention group differences were not observed for peer refusal skills or autonomy from alcohol use. A description of the Campus Corps program design and supplemental preliminary findings contribute to the growing knowledge base of youth mentoring program designs and outcomes.
Descriptors: Mentors, Youth, Youth Programs, At Risk Persons, Adolescents, Intervention, Demography, Predictor Variables, Behavior Problems, Marijuana, Comparative Analysis, Drinking, College Students, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Participant Characteristics, Reliability, Measures (Individuals), Quasiexperimental Design
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS); Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: F31DA034416; T32MH15442