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ERIC Number: EJ1125253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Impact of Formal Mentoring on Freshmen Expectations, Graduation Rates, and GPAs
Clark, Nancy C.; Heilmann, Sharon G.; Johnson, Adrianne; Taylor, Ryan
Leadership and Research in Education, v3 n1 p52-76 2016
This quantitative study examines the expectations, graduation rates, and GPAs of participants (n = 113) in a formal mentorship program, "Freshmen Focus," at a small, rural Midwestern high school through the framework of organizational socialization theory (Van Maanen & Schein, 1977). Findings indicate freshmen students formed expectations of the program and their mentors relative to homework help, acclimation assistance, and emotional support. Students' expectations of their mentors and the program were surpassed throughout the mentorship experience. The study also demonstrates that participation in the "Freshmen Focus" mentorship program improved grade point averages and graduation rates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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