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A Review of Research on Mentoring Program for Adolescents in Korea


  • Department of Social Welfare, Baekseok University, #115 Anseo-dong Dongnam-Gu Cheonan Chungnam, 330-704, Korea, Republic of


Objectives: To examine research trends of mentoring programs for adolescents in Korea in order to understand current status of research and suggest directions for future research. Methods/Statistical Analysis: For this purpose, this study reviewed domestic articles about mentoring program for adolescents that are registered (or nominated to be) in the National Research Foundation of Korea. Using content analysis, these studies were analyzed according to subjects of research, research themes and the methodologies used. Findings: According to the results of the study, the subjects of research in the area of mentoring program for adolescents were mainly mentees participating in the programs. Major themes found in this study were the effects of mentoring programs, factors affecting outcomes of mentoring programs and subjective experiences of mentor or mentee. With regard to methodologies used, quantitative methodology was used frequently and qualitative methods showed steady increases. Improvements/Applications: For future research, findings of this study suggested needs for conducting research using more sophisticated rigorous methodology. Extending research themes would contribute to the future literature as well.


Adolescents, Mentee, Mentor, Mentoring, Mentoring Programs.

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