Mentoring College Students: A Critical Review of the Literature Between 1990 and 2007

  title={Mentoring College Students: A Critical Review of the Literature Between 1990 and 2007},
  author={Gloria Crisp and Irene Cruz},
  journal={Research in Higher Education},
In response to the mounting national support provided to mentoring programs and initiatives in higher education, the present article updates a review article written by Jacobi (Rev Educ Res 61(4):505–532, 1991). The article revisits the mentoring literature in an attempt to re-frame and update the definition and characteristics of mentoring provided by Jacobi. It also synthesizes and critically analyzes empirical literature specific to mentoring college students published between 1990 and 2007… 

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