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Matt Hoffmann, Todd Loughead, and Jeffrey Caron

, & Latimer-Cheung, 2015 ). Peer athlete mentoring is defined as follows: A dynamic process in which a more experienced and knowledgeable athlete (i.e., mentor) serves as a trusted role model to another athlete (i.e., protégé), assists him/her in their pursuit of goal achievement and advancement in sport

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Matt D. Hoffmann, Todd M. Loughead, and Gordon A. Bloom

The general objective of the current study was to explore the experiences of elite level athletes who reported being peer mentored by other athletes during their sporting careers. The primary purpose was to identify the mentoring functions provided by athlete mentors, while the secondary purpose was to examine the outcomes related to peer mentored athletes’ (i.e., protégés) mentoring experiences. Individual interviews were conducted with 14 elite peer mentored athletes, and the data were analyzed using a hierarchical content analysis. The results indicated that athlete mentors provided a variety of specific functions that facilitated protégés’ progression through sport and development from a personal standpoint. The findings also showed that protégés benefitted in terms of enhanced performance and confidence, and also demonstrated a willingness to provide mentorship to their peers. In sum, the results of the current study may be used to enhance the effectiveness of peer mentoring relationships between athletes.

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Jay Johnson, Michelle D. Guerrero, Margery Holman, Jessica W. Chin, and Mary Anne Signer-Kroeker

comparison of well-peer mentored and non-peer mentored athletes’ perceptions of satisfaction . Journal of Sports Sciences, 34 , 450 – 458 . doi:10.1080/02640414.2015.1057517 10.1080/02640414.2015.1057517 Hoffmann , M.D. , & Loughead , T.M. ( 2016b ). Investigating athlete mentoring functions and

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Ben Laslett and Mark Uphill

provided to student-athletes was undertaken, including student-athletes and other relevant stakeholders (e.g., trainee sport psychologist not involved in the study, athlete mentor, and director of consultancy service). Individuals were invited to take part in a series of conversations, and a focus group to

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Christoph Szedlak, Matthew J. Smith, Bettina Callary, and Melissa C. Day

techniques . Journal of Business Ethics, 13 ( 3 ), 189 – 196 . doi:10.1007/BF02074818 10.1007/BF02074818 Perrier , M.-J. , Smith , B. , & Latimer-Cheung , A.E. ( 2015 ). Stories that move? Peer athlete mentors’ responses to mentee disability and sport narratives . Psychology of Sport & Exercise

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Christoph Szedlak, Matthew Smith, Melissa Day, and Bettina Callary

, 12 ( 1 ), 92 – 100 . doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-92 10.1186/1471-2288-12-92 Perrier , M.-J. , Smith , B. , & Latimer-Cheung , A.E. ( 2015 ). Stories that move? Peer athlete mentors’ responses to mentee disability and sport narratives . Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 18 , 60 – 67 . 10.1016/j

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Laura Martin and Martin Camiré

get myself to where I want to go—building my game plan regardless of whether that’s in sports or in school or at work and so on. CP-7 wrote in his journal and stated in the interview that he had his athletes mentor younger athletes through a specially organized baseball clinic. CP-7 discussed how the

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Celina H. Shirazipour and Amy E. Latimer-Cheung

, participation, and outcomes ( Côté & Gilbert, 2009 ; Gilbert & Trudel, 2004 ; Horn, 2008 ). By taking on roles as coaches and/or athlete mentors, participants may be seeking to support the development of their sport, as well as improve the experiences of their peers. Pathway 3: Continuously Seeking Programs