Research Publications

The European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring strives to create a database with research on the topic of mentoring. Thus, we collaborate with researchers from Europe, who focus their work on mentoring and its impact. On this page you can find various papers, from mainly Euopean researchers.

The following research has been collected with the help of Agathe Dirani.

Ardoino, J. (2000). De l’accompagnement en tant que paradigme. Pratiques de formation-analyse, (40), 5‐19.

Baugh, null, Lankau, null, & Scandura, null. (1996). An Investigation of the Effects of Protege Gender on Responses to Mentoring. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 49(3), 309‐323.

Bernatchez, P.-A., Cartier, S. C., Bélisle, M., & Bélanger, C. (2010). Le mentorat en début de carrière: retombées sur la charge professorale et conditions de mise en œuvre d’un programme en milieu universitaire. Revue internationale de pédagogie de l’enseignement supérieur, 26(26‐1). Consulté à l’adresse

Bournot-Trites, M., Lee, E., & Séror, J. (2003). Tutorat par les pairs en lecture: Une collaboration parents-école en milieu d’immersion française. Revue des sciences de l’éducation, 29(1), 195–210.

Brunet, G. (n. d.). Les solidarités intergénérationnelles à l’épreuve des ruptures. La famille et les orphelins au XIXème siècle.

Crisp, G. (2010). The Impact of Mentoring on the Success of Community College Students. Review of Higher Education, 34(1), 39‐60.

Crisp, G., & Cruz, I. (2009). Mentoring College Students: A Critical Review of the Literature between 1990 and 2007. Research in Higher Education, 50(6), 525‐545.

DeWit, D. J., DuBois, D., Erdem, G., Larose, S., Lipman, E. L., & Spencer, R. (2016a). Mentoring Relationship Closures in Big Brothers Big Sisters Community Mentoring Programs: Patterns and Associated Risk Factors. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57(1‐2), 60‐72.

Duchesne, C. (2010). L’établissement d’une relation mentorale de qualité : à qui la responsabilité? McGill Journal of Education / Revue des sciences de l’éducation de McGill, 45(2), 239‐253.

Erickson, L. D., McDonald, S., & Elder, G. H. (2009). Informal Mentors and Education: Complementary or Compensatory Resources? Sociology of Education, 82(4), 344‐367.

Fruiht, V., & Chan, T. (2018). Naturally Occurring Mentorship in a National Sample of First-Generation College Goers: A Promising Portal for Academic and Developmental Success. American Journal of Community Psychology, 61(3‐4), 386‐397.

Luna, V., & Prieto, L. (2009). Mentoring Affirmations and Interventions: A Bridge to Graduate School for Latina/o Students. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 8(2), 213‐224.

Miranda-Chan, T., Fruiht, V., Dubon, V., & Wray-Lake, L. (2016). The Functions and Longitudinal Outcomes of Adolescents’ Naturally Occurring Mentorships. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57(1‐2), 47‐59.

Nora, A., & Crisp, G. (2007). Mentoring Students: Conceptualizing and Validating the Multi-Dimensions of a Support System. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 9(3), 337‐356.

Ragins, B. R., Cotton, J. L., & Miller, J. S. (2000). Marginal Mentoring: The Effects Of Type Of Mentor, Quality Of Relationship, And Program Design On Work And Career Attitudes. Academy of Management Journal, 43(6), 1177‐1194.

Ragins, B. R., Cotton, J. L., & Miller, Rhodes, J. E., & DuBois, D. L. (2008). Mentoring Relationships and Programs for Youth. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17(4), 254‐258.

Salinitri, G. (2005). The Effects of Formal Mentoring on the Retention Rates for First-Year, Low Achieving Students. Canadian Journal of Education / Revue canadienne de l’éducation, 28(4), 853.

Spencer, R. (2007). « It’s not what I expected »: A qualitative study of youth mentoring relationship failures. Journal of Adolescent Research, 22(4), 331‐354. Unger, R. K. (1989). Representations: Social Constructions of Gender. NY: Baywood.

Woods, C. S., & Preciado, M. (2016). Student–Mentor Relationships and Students’ College Attitudes. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR), 21(2), 90‐103.

Yusta-Loyo, J. M., Cepero-Ascaso, M. D., Prieto-Martín, J., Abadía-Valle, A. R., & Bueno-García, C. (2015). Peer Mentoring at the University Level: The Importance of Organization. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 196, 233‐236.

The following publications have been collected with the help of Bernardine Brady

To find more of her recent publications you can click here.

McGregor, Caroline, Lynch, Mary, & Brady, Bernadine. (2017). Youth mentoring as a form of support for children and young people at risk: Insights from research and practice. In Pat Dolan & Nick Frost (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare: Routledge.

Brady, B., Dolan, P. and Canavan, J. (2014) 'What Added Value does Peer Support Bring? Insights from Principles and Teachers on the Utility and Challenges of a School Based Mentoring Programme'. Pastoral Care In Education, 32 ((4)):241-250. 

 Brady, B., Dolan, P., and Canavan, J. (2017) ‘He told me to calm down and all that’: a qualitative study of forms of social support in youth mentoring relationships. Child & Family Social Work, 22: 266–274. doi: 10.1111/cfs.12235.

Brady, B., Dolan, P. (2007) 'Youth Mentoring in Ireland: Weighing up the Benefits and Challenges'. Youth Studies Ireland, 2 (1).

Brady, B., Dolan, P. (2009) 'Youth Mentoring as a Tool for Community and Civic Engagement: Reflections on Findings of an Irish Research Study'. Community Development, 40 (4):359-366.

Dolan, P., Canavan, J. Brady, B. (2008) Youth mentoring and the parent-young person relationship: considerations for research and practice. Youth & Policy, No. 99, Spring 2008.

Dolan, P., Brady, B., O Regan, C., Canavan, J., Russell, D. & Forkan, C. (2011) Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Ireland: Evaluation Study. Report 3: Summary Report. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre on behalf of Foróige, .

Hamilton, S.F, Hamilton, M.A., DuBois, D.L, Martínez, M.L, Cumsille, P., Brady, B., Dolan, P., Núñez Rodriguez, S. Sellers, D.E (2016) 'Youth-Adult Relationships as Assets for Youth: Promoting Positive Development in Stressful Times' In: Petersen, A., Koller, S. H., Verma, S., & Motti, F(Eds.). Positive youth development in global contexts of social and economic change. New York : Taylor & Francis.

Murphy, Kayleigh, & Brady, Bernadine. (2018). Big Brother Big Sister and Garda youth diversion projects: perspectives on youth mentoring as a preventative intervention: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway.

Silke, C., Brady, B., & Dolan, P. (2019) Relational dynamics in youth mentoring: A mixed-methods study. Galway: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway.
Brady, Bernadine , Canavan, John, Cassidy, Anne , Garrity, Sheila, & O’Regan, Connie (2012). Big Brothers Big Sisters: Mobilising peer support in schools: An evaluation of the BBBS school based mentoring programme. Galway: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway.

US and world-wide mentoring publications

For an overview of US research on mentoring, please check the website of the UMB/MENTOR Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring and the website of prof. dr. Jean Rhodes'lab.

You can also keep posted on mentoring research and practice by subscribing to the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring.

The following publications have been collected with the help of Peter de Kuiper.

Migrant mentoring to work: defining an old-but- innovative instrument: International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 2019, Vol. 17(2), pp.108-121.