A model for the influence of mentoring relationships on youth development
Article first published online: 5 OCT 2006
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Journal of Community Psychology
Special Issue: Youth Mentoring: Bridging Science With Practice
Volume 34, Issue 6, pages 691–707, November 2006
How to Cite
Rhodes, J. E., Spencer, R., Keller, T. E., Liang, B. and Noam, G. (2006), A model for the influence of mentoring relationships on youth development. J. Community Psychol., 34: 691–707. doi: 10.1002/jcop.20124
- Issue published online: 5 OCT 2006
- Article first published online: 5 OCT 2006
Anecdotal reports of the protective qualities of mentoring relationships for youth are corroborated by a growing body of research. What is missing, however, is research on the processes by which mentors influence developmental outcomes. In this article, we present a conceptual model of the mentoring process along with a delineation of some of the current research on what makes for more effective mentoring relationships. A set of recommendations for future research is offered. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.