Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mentor Motivation Survey

I'm posting this so that volunteers in tutor/mentor programs can take part in this survey:


We are writing to inform you of a mentoring study being conducted by Dr. Jean Rhodes and Dr. Janis Kupersmidt. The purpose of this study is to develop two questionnaires regarding two aspects of mentoring including (1) different motivations to mentor and (2) the expectations of volunteer mentors. Understanding these patterns of responses and their relationship to child outcomes will be useful in research on mentoring outcomes as well as in the development of mentor training programs. Moreover, these measures will be able to be used to provide individualized feedback to mentors, as well as being used to guide processes associated with mentor selection and matching.

We would appreciate it if you could distribute the following email (see below) to recruit mentors in your mentoring program to participate in the study. We are especially hoping to recruit new mentors (pre-match) to the study, although all mentors are welcome to participate. Please email us at if you have any questions.

Thank you very much for your help.


The Mentor Survey Goals and Expectations Team
(Dr. Jean Rhodes, Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, Dr. Alison Parker, and Ms. Sarah Schwartz)

Announcement to be sent to mentors:

Greetings mentors!

As a mentor who is 18 years of age or older, you have the opportunity to participate in a brief study about mentors' motivations, hopes, goals, fears, and expectations. The study consists of completing an online survey asking you questions about the reasons you decided to be a mentor, your expectations for your mentoring experience, and some other questions about your interests and attitudes.

The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. All participants who are interested will be entered into a drawing to win an iPod Touch.

You can access the survey by clicking on the link:

All of your information will be kept confidential and secure. Please contact us if you have any further questions at

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