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ERIC Number: EJ976383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4385
Mentoring Relationships and Adolescent Self-Esteem
Schwartz, Sarah E. O.; Lowe, Sarah R.; Rhodes, Jean E.
Prevention Researcher, v19 n2 p17-20 2012
An estimated three million American youth are in formal, one-to-one mentoring relationships, and countless more have meaningful, natural mentoring relationships with extended family members, teachers, neighbors, coaches and other caring, non-parental adults. The empirical literature generally indicates that close and enduring mentoring relationships can have a positive effect on youth self-esteem. This article begins by discussing different types of youth mentoring, then it summarizes the research on 1) the effects of mentoring relationships on self-esteem; 2) factors that predict variation in relationship effectiveness, leading to either positive or negative effects; and 3) the processes through which these relationships exert such effects. It concludes with recommended practices for mentoring programs which can contribute to positive youth outcomes. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States