The Test of Time: Predictors and Effects of Duration in Youth Mentoring Relationships

@article{Grossman2002TheTO,
  title={The Test of Time: Predictors and Effects of Duration in Youth Mentoring Relationships},
  author={Jean Baldwin Grossman and Jean E. Rhodes},
  journal={American Journal of Community Psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={30},
  pages={199-219}
}
The effects and predictors of duration in youth mentor relationships were examined. The study included 1,138 young, urban adolescents (Mean age = 12.25”, all of whom applied to Big Brothers Big Sisters programs. The adolescents were randomly assigned to either the treatment or control group, and administered questions at baseline and 18 months later. Adolescents in relationships that lasted a year or longer reported the largest number of improvements, with progressively fewer effects emerging… CONTINUE READING
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