The Effects of a Cross-Age Peer Mentoring Program on School Connectedness with Rural Populations
Journal of the Georgia School Counselor Association
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.
Cravey Kraus, Sarah Elizabeth, Richard E. Cleveland.
"The Effects of a Cross-Age Peer Mentoring Program on School Connectedness with Rural Populations."
Journal of the Georgia School Counselor Association, 23: 26-37.