ERIC Number: EJ910039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Working to Make It Work: The Role of Parents in the Youth Mentoring Process
Spencer, Renee; Basualdo-Delmonico, Antoinette; Lewis, Terrence O.
Journal of Community Psychology, v39 n1 p51-59 Jan 2011
Theoretical and empirical work on youth mentoring relationships has been largely focused on the mentor-youth dyad, with little attention to the larger context within which such relationships form and develop. The perspectives of parents have been absent for the most part from the mentoring literature to date. In-depth, semistructured, qualitative interviews were conducted with parents (n = 13) of youth who were participating in a community-based mentoring program. Four major themes were identified: parents' (a) hopes and expectations for the mentoring relationship, (b) trust in the mentor and satisfaction with the relationship, (c) roles in the mentoring relationship, and (d) reflections on and experiences with cultural differences between their child and the mentor.
Descriptors: Mentors, Parent Role, Caregiver Child Relationship, Parent Attitudes, Interviews, Expectation, Satisfaction, Trust (Psychology), Racial Differences, Social Differences, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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