Poster

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
Exhibit Hall

Anita Fareeduddin
University of Illinois, Chicago

Ira Nikolarelis
University of Illinois, Chicago

David L. DuBois
University of Illinois, Chicago

Naida Silverthorn
University of Illinois, Chicago

Aliya Ghouse
University of Illinois, Chicago

Jennifer Chianelli
University of Illinois, Chicago

Vanessa Jones
University of Illinois, Chicago

Abstract
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.

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Shelly E. Taylor