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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 10/2009

01-11-2009 | Original Paper

The Quality of Mentoring Relationships and Mentoring Success

Auteurs: Limor Goldner, Ofra Mayseless

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 10/2009

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Abstract

The quality of the relationships that mentors forge with their protégés is assumed to significantly affect the success of mentoring interventions. Building on previous research, this study examined the association between relationship qualities and protégé functioning. Multiple reporters (e.g., mentors, protégés and teachers) were used in a prospective research design spanning eight months in Israel’s largest mentoring program—Perach. The sample consisted of 84 protégés ranging in age from 8 to 13 years (M = 10.75). Qualities in the mentoring relationship such as closeness, dependency and unrealistic expectations for the continuation and deepening of the relationship, beyond the planned period, were positively associated with the children’s social and academic adjustment, and contributed to perceived academic competence, social support and wellbeing. Generalization of positive mentoring experiences to other relationships (such as the mother–child relationship) and the role of unrealistic expectations and dependency as key elements are considered. Implications of the findings for research and mentoring intervention are discussed.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Quality of Mentoring Relationships and Mentoring Success
Auteurs
Limor Goldner
Ofra Mayseless
Publicatiedatum
01-11-2009
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 10/2009
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-008-9345-0