Year: 2005
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The Protective Influence of Mentoring on Adolescents’ Substance Use: Direct and Indirect Pathways
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A conceptual model was tested in which mentoring relationships were hypothesized to reduce substance use both directly and indirectly through improvements in adolescents’ self-perceptions and close relationships. The study included 928 young adolescents (M age = 12.25), all of whom applied to Big Brothers Big Sisters programs. The adolescents were randomly assigned to either the …

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