Title

Evaluating a Psychology Graduate Student Peer Mentoring Program

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning

ISSN

1361-1267

Volume

20

Issue

2

First Page

271

290

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

Research on mentoring outcomes and characteristics of various types of mentoring programs in different settings is limited. The present study sampled 39 graduate students at a small Midwestern university to evaluate peer mentoring in a graduate school setting. Mentoring function and outcome relationships as well as program characteristics were explored. As expected, mentoring functions were highly correlated with various outcomes. Results indicated psychosocial assistance, networking help, and relational outcomes were reported most among participants. Interestingly, pair compatibility and mentor preparation were not found to be essential program characteristics. Program recommendations and future research are discussed.

Publication Information

Fleck, C., & Mullins, M. E. (2012). Evaluating a Psychology Graduate Student Peer Mentoring Program. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership In Learning, 20(2), 271-290.