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ERIC Number: EJ1082639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Generativity in College Students: Comparing and Explaining the Impact of Mentoring
Hastings, Lindsay J.; Griesen, James V.; Hoover, Richard E.; Creswell, John W.; Dlugosh, Larry L.
Journal of College Student Development, v56 n7 p651-669 Oct 2015
Preparing college students to be active contributors to the next generation is an important function of higher education. This assumption about generativity forms a cornerstone in this mixed methods study that examined generativity levels among 273 college students at a 4-year public university. MANCOVA results indicated that college students who mentor demonstrated significantly higher generativity than non-mentoring students. Interviews with 9 mentoring students revealed that, although a "seed of generativity" may have already been planted, their mentoring experience served as a "lab" for learning how to be generative. The integrated findings offer important contributions relative to leadership and social responsibility.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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