Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

Mentoring is the pairing of two people where the mentor is meant to be a role model and companion for the mentee in the mentee’s area of struggle or deficit. These relationships are meant to be support systems that encourage positive outcomes in youth through frequent meetings between youth and older volunteers. Participants in this project were undergraduate students (i.e., mentors) and middle-school students (i.e., mentees) attending an alternative school in the east south-central region of the United States. The purpose of this school-based case study was to examine the experiences of five mentor and mentee pairs through weekly survey data. Specifically, level of agreement between mentor and mentee was examined. The results of the weighted kappa test showed that overall agreement was slight. However, more variability was observed across sessions. Limitations and future directions are discussed.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Sarah Ochs, Ph.D.

Disciplines

Community Psychology | Education | School Psychology

Available for download on Thursday, May 18, 2023

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