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A model for the influence of mentoring relationships on youth development
Journal of Community Psychology (2006)
  • Thomas E. Keller, Portland State University
  • Jean E. Rhodes
  • Renée Spencer
  • Belle Liang
  • Gil Noam
Anecdotal reports of the protective qualities of mentoring relationships for youth are corroborated by a growing body of research. What is missing, however, is research on the processes by which mentors influence developmental outcomes. In this article, we present a conceptual model of the mentoring process along with a delineation of some of the current research on what makes for more effective mentoring relationships. A set of recommendations for future research is offered.
  • Youth -- Counseling of,
  • Social work with youth,
  • Mentoring -- Evaluation
Publication Date
November, 2006
Publisher Statement
Copyright 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Citation Information
Thomas E. Keller, Jean E. Rhodes, Renée Spencer, Belle Liang, et al.. "A model for the influence of mentoring relationships on youth development" Journal of Community Psychology Vol. 34 Iss. 6 (2006)
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