ERIC Number: EJ1082639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
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.
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Role of Education, Mixed Methods Research, Mentors, Interviews, Individual Development, Futures (of Society), Elementary Secondary Education, Student Leadership, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Likert Scales, Multivariate Analysis, Quasiexperimental Design, Phenomenology
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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