Mentor relationship effects on perceived quality of life by a sample of rural South African teenagers
Steytler, Johannes P. D.
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This study investigated mentor effects on the perceived quality of life of South African adolescent boys. Participants were 20 adolescent boys that completed the Child Functioning Inventory High School, a standardised measuring instrument. These teenagers also engaged in an interview on their lived experience of same-sex mentors. Findings suggest that the teenagers with an identified mentor experienced a higher quality of life than their peers that do not have a mentor. The teenagers prefer a mentor to be actively involved in their lives and they long for protection and support.
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