Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Department or Program
Department or Program Chair
Ruth Ramsey, EdD, OTR/L
Stacy Frauwirth, MS, OTR/L
While there are numerous studies reporting on the benefits that mentees receive from peer mentoring, there is limited research on the benefits to mentors, particularly first-generation students (FGS). The purpose of this study was to examine the experience of mentoring from the FGS mentors’ point of view. In this qualitative, exploratory design, four FGS mentors were interviewed about their experiences with a peer-mentoring program at their university. The participants believed they developed skills in the areas of time management, communication, and setting boundaries. The participants learned about themselves and gained an understanding of how the skills they developed while mentoring will help with the transition out of college and transfer into the workforce.
Leyson, Cindelle; Taylor, Jessica Suzanne; and Torres, Tiffany, "A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of First-Generation Peer Mentors" (2014). Master's Theses and Capstone Projects. 16.