Event Title

Mentoring in Undergraduate Research: An Analysis of Research Activity Alignment, Mentoring Relationship Satisfaction, and Student Development

Presentation Type

Poster Session

Location

Burnett Honors College

Start Date

2-10-2015 5:15 PM

End Date

2-10-2015 7:00 PM

Description/Abstract

Little research has empirically examined undergraduate research mentoring relationships. Conversely, this work examined a) mentor/ mentee weekly activity logs, b) mentor/mentee satisfaction ratings, c) mentee grade point averages, and d) mentor ratings of mentees’ research-skill development, from a first-year STEM living-learning community. Results indicated that alignment between mentor and mentees activity logs was generally low, and positively associated with mentor/mentee satisfaction. Additionally, mentor/mentee satisfaction was strongly positively associated with evaluations of student research development and mentees’ perceptions of the quality of the mentoring relationship, but not associated with mentees’ grade point averages. Implications and future directions will be discussed.

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Mentoring in Undergraduate Research: An Analysis of Research Activity Alignment, Mentoring Relationship Satisfaction, and Student Development

Burnett Honors College

Little research has empirically examined undergraduate research mentoring relationships. Conversely, this work examined a) mentor/ mentee weekly activity logs, b) mentor/mentee satisfaction ratings, c) mentee grade point averages, and d) mentor ratings of mentees’ research-skill development, from a first-year STEM living-learning community. Results indicated that alignment between mentor and mentees activity logs was generally low, and positively associated with mentor/mentee satisfaction. Additionally, mentor/mentee satisfaction was strongly positively associated with evaluations of student research development and mentees’ perceptions of the quality of the mentoring relationship, but not associated with mentees’ grade point averages. Implications and future directions will be discussed.