Mentorship Matters: A Quantitative Study on the Impact of Mentoring and Program Involvement on At Risk Youths' Self-esteem

Haley Riccobono Indiana Wesleyan University, Maia Tittle Indiana Wesleyan University, Mariana Flores Indiana Wesleyan University, Marissa Wilson Indiana Wesleyan University
Faculty Sponsor(s): Katti Sneed Indiana Wesleyan University
The purpose of this study is to provide a quantitative analysis of the impact mentorship has on at-risk youth’s self-esteem. This study will be conducted within the following mentorship programs in Marion, Indiana: Boys and Girls Club, Real Life, and The Training Center. The parent/guardian of the child participating in the study will fill out a consent form along with a demographics form. The demographics form will include a section for the participant to specify if they have or have not had a mentor, and for what length of time. After receiving consent, youth, ranging from third through twelfth grade, will fill out the Rosenberg Self-Esteem scale. Self-esteem scales filled out by the participants in this study will be compared in terms of the length of time the individual has had a mentor. The results of this study will be used to better understand the impact mentorship programs have on at-risk youth, spread awareness about the importance of mentors, and encourage individuals in the Marion community — especially college students — to become involved in mentorship programs in the area.
Sociology
Oral Presentation

When & Where

11:15 AM
Jordan Hall 301