Secondary Outcomes (end points)
As a result of the higher regularity and intensity of support provided by youth volunteers who participated in the program, we expect several positive effects on their mentees compared to mentees with control group volunteers:
- Higher decreases in self-reported loneliness
- Higher increase in smartphone, tablet, or computer use (average minutes per day)
- Higher increase in self-rated social integration
- Higher self-reported decreases in smartphone anxiety and self-efficacy
- A higher increase in life satisfaction
All of these measures are obtained through a pre-post comparison.
In addition, we measure time spent using the e-learning tool and an internal test score.
We also want to use the open text that mentees can write about their experience with their younger mentor as a dependent variable. Here, we can see how much time the mentees need for their text and we want to analyze if the treatments have an impact on the length and tone of the references.