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The jury is still out: psychoemotional support in peer e-mentoring for transition to university

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dc.contributor.author Risquez, Angelica
dc.contributor.author Sanchez-Garcia, Maria Fe
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-24T20:30:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-24T20:30:35Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4748
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigates how computer mediated communication (CMC) can sustain nourishing and emotionally enriching peer mentoring relations. A peer electronic mentoring program was implemented in an Irish university to facilitate freshmen’s transition to college. A sample of 123 participants (42 mentors and 81 mentees) was evaluated with a combination of mixed methods including a pre-program adjustment scale, online participation records, content analysis of online interactions and end of program interviews. Results reveal that volunteer freshmen experienced greater psychoemotional needs than the general student population. Personal and emotional interactions often developed, especially if the mentoring pair met face-to-face first and the fresher did not have an alternative support network. However, mentors often expected to develop intimate and lasting support relationships while mentees did not always share this expectation. Perceptions of CMC were strongly determined by individual preferences. Implications for e-mentoring programs and Web 2.0 use are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Internet and Higher Education;15 (3), pp. 213-221
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2011.11.003
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in The Internet and Higher Education. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in The Internet and Higher Education, 15 (3), pp. 213-221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2011.11.003 en_US
dc.subject electronic mentoring en_US
dc.subject e-mentoring en_US
dc.subject computer mediated communication en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject transition en_US
dc.subject adjustment en_US
dc.title The jury is still out: psychoemotional support in peer e-mentoring for transition to university en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1388023


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