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ERIC Number: EJ1087237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-1890
Protégés' Personality Traits, Expectations, the Quality of the Mentoring Relationship and Adjustment: A Big Five Analysis
Goldner, Limor
Child & Youth Care Forum, v45 n1 p85-105 Feb 2016
Background: Community-based mentoring interventions can benefit high-risk youth. However, meta-analyses suggest that these benefits may be conditioned by protégés' personality. Objectives: Associations between protégés' personality traits and mentoring expectations, the quality of the mentoring relationship, the perceived mentoring contribution, and levels of adjustment at the end of mentoring were explored using the Big Five model. In addition, the possible moderation of protégés' personality traits on the relationship between the quality of the mentoring relationship and protégés' level of adjustment at the end of the intervention and the perceived benefits of mentoring was explored. Methods: Self-reports from protégés, parents, and teachers were used in a prospective research design. The sample consisted of 167 protégés (mean age = 9.58) from "Perach," the largest community-based mentoring program in Israel. Results: Protégés' agreeableness, extraversion, and openness were positively associated with their expectations. Agreeableness was positively associated with the quality of the relationship. Agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness were positively associated with protégés' social and academic adjustment at the end of mentoring, and with the perceived contribution of mentoring, whereas neuroticism and extraversion were negatively associated. Protégés' personality traits moderated the correlations between the quality of the relationship and their conduct self-concept, as well as the parents' perceived mentoring contribution. Conclusion: This study highlights the contribution of protégés' personality in shaping their ability to benefit from mentoring in terms of adjustment and perceived contribution of mentoring.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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