Michael J Karcher
Affiliation: University of Texas at San Antonio
- How connectedness contributes to experimental smoking among rural youth: developmental and ecological analysesMichael J Karcher
Department of Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
J Prim Prev 26:25-36. 2005..The finding that the negative effects of unconventional connectedness and smoking by friends and siblings outweigh positive effects of connectedness to adults awaits replication with different samples and measures...
- A multicultural assessment of adolescent connectedness: testing measurement invariance across gender and ethnicityMichael J Karcher
Department of Counseling, University of Texas at San Antonio, 501 West Durango Boulevard, Suite 4 316, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
J Couns Psychol 57:274-89. 2010....
- The study of mentoring in the learning environment (SMILE): a randomized evaluation of the effectiveness of school-based mentoringMichael J Karcher
Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
Prev Sci 9:99-113. 2008..Therefore, practitioners coordinating multi-component programs that include SBM would be wise to provide mentors to the youth most likely to benefit from SBM and bolster program practices that help to support and retain mentors...
- Youth mentoring with a balanced focus, shared purpose, and collaborative interactionsMichael J Karcher
University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
New Dir Youth Dev 2010:13-32. 2010..The authors suggest that being able to articulate the importance of focus, purpose, and authorship is critical for shaping program practices, designing relevant research, and guiding program evaluations...
- Developmental mentoring match characteristics: correspondence between mentors' and mentees' assessments of relationship qualityMichael J Karcher
College of Education and Human Development, University of Texas, 501 West Durango Blvd, Office 4 314, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
J Prim Prev 26:93-110. 2005..Coordinators will benefit from the knowledge that if mentors feel efficacious and if the mentoring relationship is strong, mentors are more likely to persist...