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ERIC Number: EJ895896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
Half of the Equation: Social Interest and Self-Efficacy Levels among High School Volunteer Peer Mentors vs. Their Nonmentor Peers
Brewer, Courtney; Carroll, James
Journal of School Counseling, v8 n23 2010
School-based mentoring programs which utilize peer mentors have become a popular and cost-effective way of providing support services to students. While several studies examining mentee outcomes appeared in the past decade, less research has examined characteristics of the high school mentors involved. This study examined social interest, social self-efficacy, and general self-efficacy levels of high school volunteer mentors and their nonmentor peers, along with the effects of gender, prior mentoring experience, and experience as a mentee. Findings suggest higher levels of social self-efficacy, higher numbers of female volunteers, and higher rates of former mentees among mentor populations. (Contains 2 tables.)
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Efficacy Scale