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Mentoring in the Middle: The Effectiveness of a School Based Peer Mentoring Program

Akos, Patrick
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Akos, Patrick
Advisor
LaFleur, N. Kenneth
Niles, Spencer
Konold, Timothy
Pate, Robert
Abstract
Students enter middle school during periods of incredible change. Both personal and contextual changes make school a difficult endeavor. School counselors need to take a proactive stance to help all students navigate this developmental stage. Mentoring is a popular intervention today. Although popular, actual effectiveness of each type of mentoring program is unclear. This study investigates school based peer mentoring as a helping intervention. Developmentally, peers play an enormous role in the lives of preadolescents. By providing positive peer role models, it is hypothesized that mentored students will have statistically significant improvement in grades, behavior, attendance, and school satisfaction as compared to unmentored students. Using a pre-post test control group design, effectiveness of the SAGE (Supportive and Guiding Examples) mentoring program at Louisa County Middle School in Mineral, VA was examined. A split-plot design analysis of variance (ANOVA) revealed that there were no significant differences between the treatment and control group. Conclusions and implications are presented. Note: Abstract extracted from PDF file via OCR.
Language
English
Date Received
20180913
Published
University of Virginia, Curry School of Education, PHD (Doctor of Philosophy), 2000
Published Date
2000
Degree
PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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