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ERIC Number: EJ803990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
College Student Mentors and Latino Youth: A Qualitative Study of the Mentoring Relationship
Knoche, Lisa L.; Zamboanga, Byron L.
Qualitative Report, v11 n1 p138-160 Mar 2006
This phenomenological study describes the meaning of mentoring relationships from the perspectives of six purposefully selected mentors involved in the Latino Achievement Mentoring Program (LAMP), and investigates underlying themes regarding the mentors' relationships. Clusters of themes pertaining to the mentors' relationship with the mentee, the relationship of the mentor with the mentee's family, and the mentors' personal and professional development contributed to the meaning of the mentoring relationship for LAMP mentors. Mentors highlighted challenges that characterized the mentoring relationships at various points in time: However, relationship strengths outweighed potential obstacles. Findings are useful for programs that target Latino youth, and have implications for the recruitment and retention of mentors. Findings bring to light the need for future research that considers the quality of the mentoring relationship and its influence on outcomes for mentoring participants. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A