The test of time in school-based mentoring: the role of relationship duration and re-matching on academic outcomes.

@article{Grossman2012TheTO,
  title={The test of time in school-based mentoring: the role of relationship duration and re-matching on academic outcomes.},
  author={Jean Baldwin Grossman and Christian S Chan and Sarah E. O. Schwartz and Jean E. Rhodes},
  journal={American journal of community psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={49 1-2},
  pages={43-54}
}
The influence of match length and re-matching on the effectiveness of school-based mentoring was studied in the context of a national, randomized study of 1,139 youth in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs. The sample included youth in grades four through nine from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. At the end of the year, youth in intact relationships showed significant academic improvement, while youth in matches that terminated prematurely showed no impact. Those who were re-matched after… CONTINUE READING

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