Satisfaction with Mentor

In youth mentoring, the quality of the relationship as perceived by the young person mentored is a predictor of the likelihood of positive outcomes (Dubois et al., 2002; Tierney et al., 2000). National data on the number and percentage of youth with low, moderate and high quality relationships can help programs set both individual and program level benchmarks for which to aim, if using the “Youth Survey: Measuring the Quality of Mentor-Youth Relationships” tool below (Jucovy, 2002). 

By Urban Institute

Surveys / Assessments


Sources Cited

Dubois, D. L., Holloway, B. E., Valentine, J. C., & Cooper, H. (2002). Effectiveness of Mentoring Programs for Youth: A Meta-Analytic Review. Vol. 30, #2. American Journal of Community Psychology.

Jucovy, L. (2002). Measuring the Quality of Mentor-Youth Relationships: A Tool for Mentoring Programs. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures/Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.

Tierney, J. P., Grossman, J. B., with Resch, N.L. (2000). Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures.