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ERIC Number: EJ927867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Mentoring in Schools: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring
Herrera, Carla; Grossman, Jean Baldwin; Kauh, Tina J.; McMaken, Jennifer
Child Development, v82 n1 p346-361 Jan-Feb 2011
This random assignment impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring involved 1,139 9- to 16-year-old students in 10 cities nationwide. Youth were randomly assigned to either a treatment group (receiving mentoring) or a control group (receiving no mentoring) and were followed for 1.5 school years. At the end of the first school year, relative to the control group, mentored youth performed better academically, had more positive perceptions of their own academic abilities, and were more likely to report having a "special adult" in their lives. However, they did not show improvements in classroom effort, global self-worth, relationships with parents, teachers or peers, or rates of problem behavior. Academic improvements were also not sustained into the second school year. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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