The Effects of Peer Mentoring
Shayla Betts

Many studies have shown that mentoring in the workplace can benefit both the mentor and mentee professionally and personally. Research also suggests that peer mentor relationships are becoming more necessary for effective career development especially with younger adults. Consequently, current research has focused on peer mentoring as it relates to adolescent and undergraduate students. However, more information is needed on how peer mentoring may affect graduate students as well. Therefore, it is of interest to study the effects that having a peer mentor in a Master of Social Work (MSW) progam has on first year students. It is hypothesized that interacting with a peer mentor in a MSW program at a mid-Atlantic urban university will help to increase social integration and confidence while decreasing stress.

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