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dc.contributor.authorMurdock, Lucy Marie Rabold
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-25T00:19:57Z
dc.date.available2018-07-25T00:19:57Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/8850
dc.descriptionMaster's Project (M.Ed.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015en_US
dc.description.abstractThe transition to a new high school can disrupt social networks, cause anxiety, and hinder academic success for secondary students. School-based comprehensive peer-mentoring programs that focus on transitioning secondary students have the potential to alleviate the anxiety of a changing school climate by promoting school connectedness, building peer relationships, and being sensitive to the social, academic, and procedural concerns of transitioning secondary students (Cauley & Jovanovich, 2006). Students who feel connected to school feel personally accepted, respected, included, and supported by others in the school social environment, all of which may guard against student alienation, poor self-esteem, and other deviant behaviors for adolescent youth. The following research paper discusses how focused school-based peer-mentoring programs for adolescents may help to build school and peer connectedness; promote academic achievement, healthy development, and psychological health; increase protective factors; and decrease risky behaviors. A presentation and program guide for secondary administration and staff were developed based on the information found in the literature review.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectPeer counseling of studentsen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectPeer teachingen_US
dc.subjectBelonging (Social psychology) in childrenen_US
dc.subjectHigh school studentsen_US
dc.subjectTransition periodsen_US
dc.subjectSchool psychologyen_US
dc.titleSchool Connectedness: the benefits of a school-based peer-mentoring program for transitioning students in secondary educationen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
dc.type.degreemed
dc.identifier.departmentMasters of Education in Counseling
dc.contributor.committeeCook, Christine
dc.contributor.committeeGifford, Valerie
dc.contributor.committeeHarrison, Lynn
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-05T16:35:37Z


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