The Development of a Scale on Assessing Peer Mentoring at the College Level

Kocadere S.

MENTORING & TUTORING, vol.23, no.4, pp.328-340, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13611267.2015.1090283
  • Journal Name: MENTORING & TUTORING
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.328-340
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of my study was to develop and validate a scale to assess peer mentoring practices that aim to enhance learning. In the development process, 4 focus group interviews were conducted with 10 mentors and 12 mentees who participated in 8 weeks of peer mentoring. In addition to the literature, the findings from interviews were used to develop items. The 11-item form was administered to 126 college students. After the confirmatory factor analysis, the scale took on its final form with 10 items in 3 factors as Contribution to Mentee, Mentor Characteristics, and Peer Relationships. The results of confirmatory analysis were: GFI.92, CFI.99, NNFI.98, RMSEA.080, and Cronbach a coefficient was found to be .954.