Title

The Effects of a Cross-Age Peer Mentoring Program on School Connectedness with Rural Populations

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

Journal of the Georgia School Counselor Association

Abstract

School-based mentoring continues to attract both attention and criticism among school leaders and researchers. This practitioner-university collaboration examined mentees' reported levels of school connectedness after a nine-week cross-age mentoring intervention. This study of 47 mentees attending a rural, low socioeconomic status (100% FRL) school investigated participants' school connectedness scores. Global school connectedness mean scores increased for all participants. Participants in the experimental group demonstrated statistically significant increases on the "Self-in-Future" subscale.

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