PG Poster Research Symposium_Michael Kho.pdf
posterposted on 2021-10-30, 01:53 authored by Michael KhoMichael Kho
This conceptual review proposes an expansion of Nora and Crisp’s (2007) undergraduate mentoring framework to synthesise key concepts from Bandura’s (1997) social cognitive theory, Tinto’s (1975, 1993) interactionalist theory, Bourdieu’s (1973) social reproduction theory, and Weiston-Serdan’s (2017) critical mentoring principles. In this synthesis, we conceptualise how different mentoring functions can act as mechanisms to foster higher self-efficacy beliefs for tertiary study, facilitate student integration into university, and increase student awareness of their institution’s adaptation efforts to accommodate their cultural capital. All of these factors should positively influence undergraduate academic performance and retention, particularly for ethnic minority students.