ERIC Number: EJ1107534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Initial Characteristics and Mentoring Satisfaction of College Women Mentoring Youth: Implications for Training
Foukal, Martha D.; Lawrence, Edith C.; Williams, Joanna L.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v24 n2 p94-108 2016
Being a youth mentor is popular among college students, yet little is known about how their initial characteristics are related to mentoring satisfaction. Survey data from college women enrolled in a youth mentoring program (n = 158) and a comparison group (n = 136) were analyzed to determine how initial characteristics of youth mentors (a) differ from comparisons and (b) are associated with mentors' satisfaction. Mentors reported higher autonomy, cultural sensitivity, and lower depression pre-participation than the comparison group, and their pre-participation GPA, cognitive empathy, and depression predicted post-participation mentoring satisfaction. Implications for mentor training are discussed.
Descriptors: Mentors, Females, College Students, Satisfaction, Comparative Analysis, Youth Programs, Personal Autonomy, Cultural Awareness, Depression (Psychology), Empathy, Grade Point Average, Pretests Posttests, Surveys, Middle School Students, Likert Scales, Quasiexperimental Design, Anxiety, Check Lists, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Multivariate Analysis, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Hopkins Symptom Checklist; Interpersonal Reactivity Index
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