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dc.contributor.authorChemtob, Keryn
dc.contributor.authorCaron, Jeffrey G.
dc.contributor.authorFortier, Michelle S.
dc.contributor.authorLatimer-Cheung, Amy E.
dc.contributor.authorZelaya, Walter
dc.contributor.authorSweet, Shane N.
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-02T17:14:22Z
dc.date.available2019-08-02T17:14:22Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-01
dc.identifier.citationChemtob, K., Caron, J. G., Fortier, M. S., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Zelaya, W., & Sweet, S. N. (2018). Exploring the peer mentorship experiences of adults with spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 63(4), 542–552. doi:10.1037/rep0000228en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/26456
dc.description© American Psychological Association, 2018. This paper is not the copy of record and may not exactly replicate the authoritative document published in the APA journal. Please do not copy or cite without author's permission. The final article is available, upon publication, at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rep0000228,license.txten
dc.description.abstractPurpose/Objective: The purpose of this study was to understand the peer mentorship experiences of adults with spinal cord injury (SCI) through a self-determination theory (SDT) lens. Research Method/Design: Semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with 13 adults with SCI who received mentorship (i.e., mentees) from fellow adults with SCI (i.e., mentors) as part of an existing provincial peer mentorship program. There were two analyses conducted in this study. The first was deductive, which involved organizing relevant data as per the three basic psychological needs of self-determination theory (i.e., autonomy, competence, and relatedness). The second analysis was inductive and focused on the participants’ descriptions of their experiences. Results: For the SDT analysis, and concerning autonomy, mentees expressed they were able to make their own decisions and their mentors’ personalized their sessions. Specific to relatedness, the mentees discussed that their mentors cared and empathized with them, which helped them connect with their mentor. In terms of competence, mentees explained that their mentors provided verbal encouragement and helped them realize they were capable of successfully completing tasks. Some mentees also highlighted how the mentors did not listen to their needs, indicating need thwarting behaviors. For the inductive analysis, mentees expressed the importance of their SCI community organization, the impact of mentoring on their families, and the positive outcomes they associated with peer mentorship, such as participation in daily and social activities. Conclusion/Implications: The present findings extend our understanding of SCI peer mentorship from the perspective of the mentee and particularly from an SDT angle.en
dc.description.sponsorshipSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada: 430-2014-00168en
dc.description.sponsorshipFonds de recherche du Québec – Santéen
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Association (APA)en
dc.titleExploring the peer mentorship experiences of adults with spinal cord injury.en
dc.typejournal articleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rep0000228


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