Table 8

Mentees’ and mentors’ end of program evaluations

YearcMenteesMentors
Program Evaluations and Outlook on Future
The program was interesting.a1*4.004.38
25.00
I learned a lot about how to keep my teeth healthy.a14.084.32
I learned a lot about what dental hygiene is all about.a1**4.173.88
25.00
I learned a lot about what dentistry is all about.a1**4.174.25
25.00n/a
At this point, how sure are you that you want to go to college?b14.82n/a
At this point, how sure are you about which profession you would like to be in?b14.44n/a
How much do you think about becomingb
 a dental hygienist?13.75n/a
 a dentist?4.38
 a nurse?3.07
 a medical doctor?3.45
Mentor/Mentee-Related Questions
Did you ever communicate with your mentor/ee outside of class? % Yes1100%100%
How did you communicate with your mentor/ee outside of class? % Yes1
 email100%100%
 text100%100%
 call100%100%
How comfortable were you to talk with your mentor/ee?b1 & 2**4.504.25
How friendly was your mentor/ee?b1 & 24.89*4.13
How easy was it to talk to your mentor/ee?b1 & 24.614.00
Do you think you will keep in touch with your mentor/ee?1
 % Yes60%100%
 % Maybe40%0%
Would you be interested in being a peer mentor next year?1 & 2
 % Yes92%25%
 % Maybe8%13%
 Mentor will leave area63%
  • a Responses ranged from 1=strongly disagree to 5=strongly agree.

  • b Responses ranged from 1=not at all to 5=very.

  • c When independent sample t-tests showed that answers in Year 1 and 2 were not significantly different, the responses were analyzed for both years combined.

  • * p≤0.05;

  • ** p≤0.01