Wirkungsnachweis aus der Literatur
building a trusting relationship to and confiding in mentors
Beziehungsaufbau und Interaktiosfähigkeiten
College students described confiding in mentors about personal matters that could not be trusted to most family and friends. Moreover, they conveyed the importance of reciprocity in self-disclosures; they felt ‘‘special and trusted’’ when mentors also shared personal failures or triumphs with them.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
natural mentoring relationship
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
The focus group method was chosen to produce insights that are fostered through group dynamics. The moderator directs questions to a group of 4–12 participants who then respond, validate, challenge, and expand on each other’s statements. This study’s focus group method (Millward, 2000) involved using a semi-structured format, with questions focused on the participants’ relational experiences with mentor figures. In each focus group, the facilitators evolved from asking more general to more specific questions.
four categories of themes: (1) mentor characteristics; (2) relationship characteristics; (3) key functions, and (4) outcomes