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Initial Findings on the Implementation of a Peer Mentoring Program (PMP) for Freshman Student-Athletes
by Meyer, Angela D., Ed.D., Morehead State University, 2020, 67; 27955362
Abstract (Summary)

This is a presentation of findings following the implementation of a peer mentoring program (PMP) for freshman student-athletes at Morehead State University (MSU). This PMP was established within the football team. The intention of the peer mentoring aspect of the overall mentoring program is to increase the socialization, and thereby retention, of freshman student-athletes by providing opportunities for semi-structured small group social interactions led by peer mentors. Peer mentors are upper-class volunteers from the same sport as the freshmen. Participation by peer mentors is an opportunity for leadership development and community service. The following questions are posed: Does participation in the PMP increase social interactions; that is, contacts with other persons? Does participation in the PMP increase feelings of connectedness? Is the PMP perceived as an effective socialization resource?

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Privott, Daryl R
Commitee: Shope, Shane C, Larson, Sara M
School: Morehead State University
Department: College of Education
School Location: United States -- Kentucky
Source: DAI-A 81/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher education, Educational leadership
Keywords: Freshman student-athletes, Leadership development, Peer mentoring, Retention, Socialization
Publication Number: 27955362
ISBN: 9798641783109
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