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School Connectedness: the benefits of a school-based peer-mentoring program for transitioning students in secondary education

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dc.contributor.author Murdock, Lucy Marie Rabold
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-25T00:19:57Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-25T00:19:57Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/8850
dc.description Master's Project (M.Ed.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract The 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.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Peer counseling of students en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Peer teaching en_US
dc.subject Belonging (Social psychology) in children en_US
dc.subject High school students en_US
dc.subject Transition periods en_US
dc.subject School psychology en_US
dc.title School Connectedness: the benefits of a school-based peer-mentoring program for transitioning students in secondary education en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.type.degree med
dc.identifier.department Masters of Education in Counseling
dc.contributor.committee Cook, Christine
dc.contributor.committee Gifford, Valerie
dc.contributor.committee Harrison, Lynn


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