Agents of change: pathways through which mentoring relationships influence adolescents' academic adjustment.

@article{Rhodes2000AgentsOC,
  title={Agents of change: pathways through which mentoring relationships influence adolescents' academic adjustment.},
  author={Jean E. Rhodes and Jean Baldwin Grossman and Nancy Resch},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2000},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={
          1662-71
        }
}
A conceptual model was tested in which the effects of mentoring relationships on adolescents' academic outcomes were hypothesized to be mediated partially through improvements in parental relationships. The parameters of the model were compared with those of an alternative, in which improved parental relationships were treated as an outcome variable rather than a mediator. The study included 959 young adolescents (M age = 12.25 years), all of whom applied to Big Brothers Big Sisters programs… CONTINUE READING
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