Exploring Change Processes in School-Based Mentoring for Bullied Children

James T. Craig, Samantha J. Gregus, Ally Burton, Juventino Hernandez Rodriguez, Mallory Blue, Melissa A. Faith, Timothy A. Cavell

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Abstract

We examined change processes associated with the school-based, lunchtime mentoring of bullied children. We used data from a one-semester open trial of Lunch Buddy (LB) mentoring (N = 24) to examine changes in bullied children’s lunchtime peer relationships. We also tested whether these changes predicted key outcomes (i.e., peer victimization, social preference) post-mentoring. Results provided partial support that bullied children paired with LB mentors experienced improved lunchtime peer relationships and that gains in lunchtime relationships predicted post-mentoring levels of social preference and peer victimization. Neither child nor mentors’ ratings of the mentoring relationship predicted post-mentoring outcomes; however, child-rated mentor support and conflict predicted improvements in lunchtime peer relationships. We discuss implications for future research on school-based mentoring as a form of selective intervention for bullied children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Primary Prevention
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Bullying
  • Change process
  • Mentoring
  • Peer victimization
  • School

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Craig, J. T., Gregus, S. J., Burton, A., Hernandez Rodriguez, J., Blue, M., Faith, M. A., & Cavell, T. A. (2016). Exploring Change Processes in School-Based Mentoring for Bullied Children. Journal of Primary Prevention, 37(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-015-0412-5

Exploring Change Processes in School-Based Mentoring for Bullied Children. / Craig, James T.; Gregus, Samantha J.; Burton, Ally; Hernandez Rodriguez, Juventino; Blue, Mallory; Faith, Melissa A.; Cavell, Timothy A.

In: Journal of Primary Prevention, Vol. 37, No. 1, 01.02.2016, p. 1-9.

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Craig, JT, Gregus, SJ, Burton, A, Hernandez Rodriguez, J, Blue, M, Faith, MA & Cavell, TA 2016, 'Exploring Change Processes in School-Based Mentoring for Bullied Children', Journal of Primary Prevention, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-015-0412-5
Craig, James T. ; Gregus, Samantha J. ; Burton, Ally ; Hernandez Rodriguez, Juventino ; Blue, Mallory ; Faith, Melissa A. ; Cavell, Timothy A. / Exploring Change Processes in School-Based Mentoring for Bullied Children. In: Journal of Primary Prevention. 2016 ; Vol. 37, No. 1. pp. 1-9.
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