Evaluating the Black Student Peer Mentoring Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Robert Wayne Drakeford (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Lloyd Bond

Abstract: This study evaluated the Black Peer Mentor Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) by assessing its effect on the grade point average and retention rates of African- American freshman students who participated in the program. The program at UNCG was initiated to assist in the retention of African- American Freshman students who were experiencing a high attrition rate. The extent to which the Mentor Program influenced students' propensity to participate in campus life as assessed by a variety of measures was also investigated. The 360 African-American freshmen who entered UNCG in the fall of 1988 served as potential subjects in the study. Data for the study were obtained from university student records, surveys, and a series of interviews. The program at UNCG had 23 mentors and 93 mentees. Each mentor met with each of his or her mentees periodically to discuss any problems or concerns or to share campus news.

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Language: English
Date: 1991
University of North Carolina at Greensboro. $b School of Education
African American college students
African American students
Mentoring in education

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