How do young adults and middle school students involved in a dyadic relationship (mentor and mentee) differ from young adults and middle school students who are NOT involved in such a relationship?
- Leyton-Armakan, Jen, Edith Lawrence, Nancy Deutsch, Joanna Lee Williams, and Angela Henneberger. “Effective Youth Mentors: The Relationship Between Initial Characteristics Of College Women Mentors And Mentee Satisfaction And Outcome.”Journal of Community Psychology 8 (2012): 906-20. Web. 22 Nov. 2014.
This article is a very authoritative source, as it is a peer-reviewed journal from the online databases and chock-full of information and the writer’s own research. It describes how mentors can help middle school girls deal with the changes they go through, as well as characteristics of good mentors.
This is by far my strongest piece of evidence, I think. It deals with the benefits of mentoring for both the mentor and the mentee, as well as characteristics needed to be a good mentor, and about how those characteristics effect the mentees. This article was a great find because it deals specifically with college-aged women mentors (Me!) and young middle school girls as mentees (the age-group I work with).
- Frels, Rebecca K., Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Rebecca M. Bustamante, Yvonne Garza, Judith A. Nelson, Mary Nichter, and Elsa Soto Leggett. “Purposes And Approaches Of Selected Mentors In School-Based Mentoring: A Collective Case Study.”Psychology in the Schools 6 (2013): 618-33. Web. 22 Nov. 2014.
This is another academic article with strong research and experiment methods. Once again filled with research, this is a good source to use in my final paper. This article mostly talks about the positive effects a mentor/mentee relationship can have on the mentor.
As I am trying to persuade my audience to make a difference and mentor young students, I believe it is important to not only educate them on the ways the student will benefit, but also appeal to their selfish side and tell them about the ways THEY will benefit by mentoring a student.
- Nirappil, Fenit. “Sherwood Summer Institute Takes the Mystique and Anxiety out of Middle School.”Sherwood Summer Institute Takes the Mystique and Anxiety out of Middle School. The Oregonian, 25 July 2013. Web. 22 Nov. 2014.
An authoritative source due to its interviews and quotes from middle school students. Talks about a two-week program one school offers during the summer to help prepare students for middle school.
I like this source mostly because it has direct quotes from kids, and because it talks on the “mystique” and “anxiety” that surrounds middle school for incoming 6th graders.
I think having the quoted from the students will help bring my paper to life for the reader.
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