August Update: Time for Statistics!

I have made good progress on my introduction so I am now gathering all of the questions and codebooks from the original Add Health study and putting them all into spreadsheets. This will make it much easier when I can start running statistical analysis next week. Below is a sample of some of the questions…
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July Update: From Literature Review to Introduction

My literature search is gradually becoming the introduction to my honors thesis as I begin to piece together the many articles I have been reading over the summer. I have decided to find a natural mentor as “an unrelated (non family member) adult who has an ongoing and positive impact on the life of a…
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June Update: What’s New with Mentoring?

Hello from the research rock I currently live under! I have spent a large portion of my time so working on my literature review which is a very time consuming process. So far, I have been compiling and analyzing all of the previous studies that have looked at the Add Health data. I have found…
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May Update: Purpose of My Project

This summer I will be focusing on the literature review for my Honors Thesis but I thought I would start off the summer by talking about the purpose of my project. I hope this study will provide a better understanding of mentoring during emerging adulthood, an especially formative age. By utilizing the benefits of a natural…
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Overview for Emerging Adult Mentoring and Career Outcomes

Having a mentor, whether a formally assigned mentor or an informal mentoring relationship, has a diverse array of positive effects on youth and adolescents. Previous studies have indicated that being able to identify at least one mentor predicts improved psychological and educational outcomes for youth, including higher self-efficacy, high school completion and resiliency. Much of the current…
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