Reference List Entry:

Lane, Stephanie R. 2018. "Addressing the Stressful First Year in College: Could Peer Mentoring Be a Critical Strategy?" Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice 22 (3): 481-496.

About this Journal Article:

The author uses an integrative literature review process to examine peer mentoring within first year programs. The author found seven articles which they reviewed. From this review, four issues emerged: 1) lack of a consistent peer mentoring definition; 2) theoretical and methodological issues of concern, 3) unexpected findings that impact program results, and 4) international comparisons. (9) The author suggests, “Tinto’s (1975) integration and social support framework appears to be most appropriate for assessing peer mentoring on retention as it relates to social and academic integration into college” (12).

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