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ERIC Number: EJ1027502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Peer Group Mentoring Programmes in Finnish Higher Education--Mentors' Perspectives
Skaniakos, Terhi; Penttinen, Leena; Lairio, Marjatta
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v22 n1 p74-86 2014
Peer mentoring is one of the most important guidance practices for first-year students entering higher education and academic life. We are interested in mentors' roles and apply the ideas of group counseling in order to increase the understanding of peer mentoring. Other aspects of guidance--content, methods, and collaboration--are approached on the basis of the holistic career guidance model. The data were gathered via an online questionnaire ("n"?=?784) from 20 Finnish HE institutions. The results show that peer mentoring is a positive experience. The main emphasis is on the personal, psychosocial aspects of the student's life. We identified four mentor types based on used activities. The experience of mentoring can vary according to the mentor type.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland