Mentoring Increases Academic Motivation and Achievement Among Young Adolescent Girls
Time and Location
Poster Session I - Board: I-164
Thursday May 22, 2008, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This study examined the effectiveness of an innovative, group-based mentoring program on academic functioning among urban adolescent girls. In comparison with girls receiving traditional one-on-one mentoring, girls receiving the intervention reported more mentoring activities related to academics, higher intrinsic motivation and academic aspirations, and obtained higher GPA scores.