Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Adolescent males in formal youth mentoring programs: The influence of same versus cross-gender matching
by Kanchewa, Stella S., M.A., University of Massachusetts Boston, 2012, 51; 1512049
Abstract (Summary)

This study examines the influence of participating in same versus cross-gender mentoring relationships on mentoring processes and outcomes for adolescent boys in formal school-based programs. Although assigned mentoring relationships have typically involved same gender matches, a growing number of programs are pairing female mentors with male mentees. This practice stems, in large part, from the relative dearth of male mentors and programs' efforts to increase the availability of youth mentoring to young males on waiting lists. Drawing on secondary data from the Department of Education (N=1,022) and Big Brother Big Sisters (N=491) school-based mentoring programs, findings from this study indicate few systematic relationship process and youth outcome differences between youth in same and cross-gender matches.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Rhodes, Jean E.
Commitee: Eisenhower, Abbey, Wainwright, Laurel
School: University of Massachusetts Boston
Department: Clinical Psychology (PhD)
School Location: United States -- Massachusetts
Source: MAI 50/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational psychology, Developmental psychology, Psychology
Keywords: Adolescence, Males, Youth mentoring
Publication Number: 1512049
ISBN: 978-1-267-38870-4
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