An Examination of the Impact of Mentoring on Girls Academic Engagement and Resilience
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An analysis using the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health was utilized. This research is exploratory and poses two questions; 1) Are older girls more likely to report having a mentor compared to Younger girls; and 2) Are older girls who report having a mentor more likely to show school engagement compared to Younger girls who have a mentor?
The results show positive correlations among girls who reportedly have a mentor, and demonstrated resilience, flourishing behaviors, and academic engagement. Additionally, Older girls compared to Younger girls who reportedly have a mentor are more likely to show resilience, display flourishing behaviors, and improve academic engagement in most cases. Overall, mentoring has an impact on resilience and school engagement, and flourishing behaviors. Mentoring is essential because it builds resilience and social relationships that may in help girls improve their school engagements.