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Assessing the Impact of Parental Characteristics, Parental Attitudes, and Parental Engagement on Mentoring Relationship Outcomes: Final Report
(NCJ 251114) July 2017
Grant, 148 page(s)
Matthew Courser, Stephen Shamblen, Kirsten Thompson, Linda Young, April Schweinhart, Cassandra Shepherd, Stacey Hamilton-Nance, Camila Aramburu, Corrine Burrmeister
This study was implemented in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana (BBBS-KY) and investigated whether parent/family characteristics, parent engagement in the mentoring match and parenting styles influence match quality, match length and youth mentoring program outcomes. The study findings that parents are an important component of strong matches suggest that mentoring programs should integrate parental engagement with other mentoring support activities.
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