The Youth Survey: Measuring the Quality of Mentor-Youth Relationships

This questionnaire assesses youths' satisfaction with their mentoring relationships along three dimensions: youth-contentedness, emotional engagement, and dissatisfaction.


Administration Method
Number of Questions
Creator(s) of Tool
Jucovy, L. (2002) Measuring the Quality of Mentor-Youth Relationships: A Tool for Mentoring Programs. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures/Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.
Scoring / Benchmarking
Survey measures 3 qualities: youth-centered relationship; youth's emotional engagement; youth dissatisfaction.

Youth Centered (YC) questions: 2, 5, 8, 11, 15
Emotional Engagement (EE) questions: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19
Youth Dissatisfaction (YD) questions: 1, 4, 7, 10, 14, 17

When score the survey calculate a separate score for each of the 3 qualities. Thus, you will have 3 different scores for each survey. List the score (the number circled) for each survey question that measures this quality.
Background / Quality
Questions from the “Youth Survey” were originally used in an evaluation of 10- to 14-year-olds who were matched with mentors through Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) agencies.
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