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Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2020

Experiences and Needs of Multicultural Youth and Their Mentors, and Implications for Digital Mentoring Platforms: Qualitative Exploratory Study

Bidragsytere:
  • Rebecca Lynn Radlick
  • Jelena Mirkovic
  • Sarah Mathisen Przedpelska
  • Elanor Halvorsen Brendmo og
  • Barbara Deede Gammon

Tidsskrift

JMIR Formative Research
ISSN 2561-326X
e-ISSN 2561-326X
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2020
Publisert online: 2020
Open Access

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Tittel

Experiences and Needs of Multicultural Youth and Their Mentors, and Implications for Digital Mentoring Platforms: Qualitative Exploratory Study

Sammendrag

Background: Mentoring programs (programs that connect youth with adult volunteers) have been shown to improve outcomes across the behavioral, social, and academic domains. As in other European countries, mentoring programs have few traditions in Norway, where interventions for newly-arrived immigrant youth are usually profession driven and publicly funded. Faced with the risk of disparities in education and health, there is a need to better understand this group’s experiences and needs relative to mentoring. Such an understanding also may serve as a basis for designing and implementing digital support. Objective: The objective of this study was to gain insight into immigrant youth mentees’ and adult mentors’ experiences and needs in the context of an ongoing mentoring program, how digital support (e-mentoring) might address these needs, and how such support could be designed and implemented. Methods: The study used a qualitative approach (interviews and workshops), with data from 28 respondents. The sessions were audio recorded, transcribed, and analyzed thematically using NVivo. Results: In total, 3 main themes were identified from the experiences and needs reported by the mentees and mentors. These included a need for connection, help in achieving goals, and the need for security and control. Conclusions: The findings of this study are supported by the literature on traditional mentoring, while also offering suggestions for the design of digital solutions to supplement the in-person mentoring of immigrant youth. Suggestions include digital support for managing mentee-mentor relationships, fostering social capital, and ways of ensuring security and control. Features of existing electronic health apps can be readily adapted to a mentoring program context, potentially boosting the reach and benefits of mentoring.

Bidragsytere

Rebecca Lynn Radlick

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved NORCE Samfunn ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Jelena Mirkovic

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for Digital Helseforskning ved Oslo universitetssykehus HF

Sarah Mathisen Przedpelska

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter

Elanor Halvorsen Brendmo

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for Digital Helseforskning ved Oslo universitetssykehus HF

Barbara Deede Gammon

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Nasjonalt senter for e-helseforskning ved Universitetssykehuset Nord-Norge HF
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for Digital Helseforskning ved Oslo universitetssykehus HF
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