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Session Content and Youth Outcomes in a School-Based Mentoring Intervention

Sun, April 11, 9:30 to 10:30am EDT (9:30 to 10:30am EDT), SIG Sessions, SIG-Mentorship and Mentoring Practices Roundtable Sessions


Mentoring programs are intentionally non-specific interventions to better allow for mentors to adapt and respond to rapidly evolving mentee needs. Since most mentoring programs lack a standardized protocol, it is difficult to evaluate the efficacy of such a heterogeneous intervention when programs typically do not have detailed information about in-session content. This study is the first to evaluate the relationship between session content and youth academic, social-emotional, and behavioral outcomes in a school-based mentoring intervention using a multiple regression analysis with the ordinary least squares estimator.