E-mentoring Study Touts the Benefits of Online Mentoring
By eSchool News (for Grades K through 20)
When people think about mentoring, they often imagine helping kids learn how to throw a baseball, or assisting them with their homework. But there are many models of successful mentoring, and while companionship and friendship are important, mentoring today is doing much more. A recent article published by The Journal of Vocational Behavior, “A moderated mediation model of e-mentoring,” written by Marco S. DiRenzo, Frank Linnehan, Ping Shao and William L. Rosenberg, examines the impact and benefits of online mentoring that specifically focuses on career exploration, college preparation and financial literacy. The study collected data from icouldbe.org, an e-mentoring program for middle and high school students in low-income communities.