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Building the Youth Mentoring Knowledge Base: Publishing Trends and Coauthorship Networks
Journal of Community Psychology (2012)
  • Thomas E. Keller, Portland State University
  • Jennifer E. Blakeslee
Despite the long history and widespread popularity of youth mentoring, only in the past two decades has an academic literature emerged to support the development of program policies and practices. This study examines knowledge development in the field of youth mentoring, with special attention to trends in the number and nature of articles published in peer-reviewed academic journals between 1990 and 2010. The analysis also represents this base of knowledge as a network of articles interconnected by patterns of co-authorship. The co-authorship network reveals a notable subset of scholars from several disciplines who are publishing frequently and collaboratively on the topic of youth mentoring. The existence of a core network of youth mentoring researchers bodes well for continued growth of the literature providing theoretical insight and empirical evidence on effective mentoring for youth.
  • Mentoring,
  • Youth development,
  • Youth -- Counseling of -- United States,
  • Mentors -- Services for
Publication Date
September, 2012
Publisher Statement
Copyright 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Citation Information
Thomas E. Keller and Jennifer E. Blakeslee. "Building the Youth Mentoring Knowledge Base: Publishing Trends and Coauthorship Networks" Journal of Community Psychology Vol. 40 Iss. 7 (2012)
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