Scholars committed to opportunities in psychological education: a training and mentoring program for future psychologists of color

Rebecca L. Fix, Madison W. Silverstein, Nadratu Nuhu, Wendy N. Gray

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Abstract

Although strides towards inclusivity and racial equality have been made in graduate education, many barriers to graduate education remain for racial/ethnic minorities. In response, we created Scholars Committed to Opportunities in Psychological Education (SCOPE), a mentor-based program for racial/ethnic minority undergraduates. 63 racial/ethnic minority undergraduates completed the SCOPE curricula and pre- and post-program questionnaires regarding graduate school application knowledge, application confidence, stress, self-efficacy, and SCOPE program satisfaction. Mentors completed a training and questionnaires in one SCOPE cohort. Knowledge about the GRE, the application process, and application confidence increased, and stress decreased, following SCOPE. The result of this work is a portable mentoring program that can be used across disciplines and demographics to increase inclusivity and equality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-59
Number of pages16
JournalMentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • doctoral
  • education Disparities
  • intervention
  • Mentorship
  • racial/ethnic Minority

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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