ERIC Number: EJ811809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Mentoring At-Risk Adolescent Girls: Listening to "Little Sisters"
Maldonado, Nancy L.; Quarles, Alice; Lacey, Candace H.; Thompson, Steve D.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v16 n2 p223-234 May 2008
In order to develop an understanding of mentoring relationships and the impact these relationships might have on the development of high-risk adolescent girls, this qualitative study explored the relationships between six "Little Sisters" and their "Big Sister" mentors. The purposefully-selected sample includes women and girls who were actively involved in a formal mentoring relationship for a minimum of three years. Findings suggest that a long-term, nurturing mentoring relationship had a positive impact on the self-efficacy, aspirations, and possible selves of the at-risk adolescent girls.
Descriptors: Mentors, Females, Self Efficacy, Adolescents, Human Capital, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Occupational Aspiration, Higher Education, At Risk Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Florida