This study investigated the effects of mentoring on selected attributes among high school mentors. Three attributes were explored: altruism, commitment to school, and student leadership. Seventy-four high school juniors and seniors participated as mentors to high school freshmen students. Mentors participated in a leadership training program prior to beginning their mentoring activities. Pre- and post-test measures of the three attributes were administered. Results showed no significant increase in altruism or commitment scores. Unexpectedly, the mentoring experience produced a significant decrease in the perception of leadership scores. Implications for implementing a mentoring program in a high school setting are discussed.
MKinney, Rob; Larson, Heidi A.; Moody, J. Adriane; Schwartzkopf, Margaret F.; Hale, Aaron D.; and Conn, Steven R., "Altruism, Commitment, and Leadership in High School Mentors" (2014). Faculty Research & Creative Activity. 47.