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ERIC Number: EJ847083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
Effects of Mentoring on Community College Students in Transition to University
Hoffman, August John; Wallach, Julie
Community College Enterprise, v11 n1 p67-78 Spr 2005
The current study evaluates whether a mentoring program can increase self-esteem and internal locus of control in underrepresented community college students. The primary goal of the mentoring program was to facilitate Compton Community College (CCC) students' successful transfer to a four-year university by fostering relationships with mentors from California State University Northridge (CSUN). The authors hypothesized that CCC students would improve by working with mentors in a gardening program and on collaborative in-class projects. Results indicate that the students show higher self-esteem, significant increases in self-report measures of internal locus of control, and higher levels of academic performance and motivation. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California