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ERIC Number: EJ824154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Mentors in Life and at School: Impact on Undergraduate Protege Perceptions of University Mission and Values
Ferrari, Joseph R.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v12 n3 p295-305 2004
University undergraduates (84 women, 80 men: M age=19.1 years old) reported school mission and value perceptions, life and/or school mentor relationships, and social desirability tendencies. No significant social desirability effect was obtained. Proteges with mentors at school and in life (n=52) reported greater cognitive and informational support but equal rates of emotional and tangible support plus modeling of appropriate behaviors as proteges with mentors from life alone (n=55). Furthermore, proteges with a mentor in life and at school stated stronger perceptions of their institution's educational mission, a greater sense of campus altruism, and a commitment to lifelong engagement in education than proteges with mentors from life alone or students with no mentor (n=48). Implications for developing school-based mentorship initiatives which augment life-based mentor programs may enhance student understanding of a university's mission and its values are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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