Impact of Mentor Program

Last registered on February 22, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Impact of Mentor Program
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0007240
Initial registration date
February 22, 2021

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
February 22, 2021, 12:05 PM EST

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Renmin University of China

Other Primary Investigator(s)

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2021-02-23
End date
2022-09-01
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We intend to study how a mentor program will affect academic performance and other non-cognitive traits.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Lu, Fangwen. 2021. "Impact of Mentor Program." AEA RCT Registry. February 22. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.7240
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Students will be either placed in the mentor program versus not.
Intervention Start Date
2021-02-27
Intervention End Date
2022-03-01

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Academic performance
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
It is evaluated by test scores

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Preferences
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
This experiment is to assign college students as mentors while middle-school students as mentees with the hope that college students can help middle-school students during communication.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Stratified randomization is done in office by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Individual students
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
800 middle-school students and 400 college students
Sample size: planned number of observations
800 middle-school students and 400 college students
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
600 vs 600
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Lab of National Governance and Development, Renmin University of China
IRB Approval Date
2020-08-10
IRB Approval Number
RUCecon-202008-1

Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

Program Files
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Relevant Paper(s)

Reports & Other Materials