The mentor-youth alliance: the role of mentoring relationships in promoting youth competence.

@article{Zand2009TheMA,
  title={The mentor-youth alliance: the role of mentoring relationships in promoting youth competence.},
  author={Debra H. Zand and Nicole Annette Thomson and Richard C. Cervantes and Rachele C. Espiritu and Donna Klagholz and Laura LaBlanc and Andrea Taylor},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={
          1-17
        }
}
Mentoring programs hold great promise for fostering competency in disadvantaged youth. Although considerable theoretical work has been conducted to explain the role of mentoring relationships in promoting positive youth outcomes, very little empirical research has directly investigated this alliance. The present study developed and validated a tool to assess mentees' perceptions of their relationships with their mentors and to investigate the relationship between this alliance and youth… CONTINUE READING
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