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Are youth mentoring programs good value-for-money? An evaluation of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Melbourne Program

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, January 2009
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)

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2 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
facebook
1 Facebook page

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Title
Are youth mentoring programs good value-for-money? An evaluation of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Melbourne Program
Published in
BMC Public Health, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-9-41
Pubmed ID
Authors

Marjory L Moodie, Jane Fisher

Abstract

The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) program matches vulnerable young people with a trained, supervised adult volunteer as mentor. The young people are typically seriously disadvantaged, with multiple psychosocial problems.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 71 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Israel 1 1%
Philippines 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 66 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 12 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 15%
Student > Master 8 11%
Student > Bachelor 7 10%
Researcher 7 10%
Other 17 24%
Unknown 9 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 21 30%
Social Sciences 18 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Other 6 8%
Unknown 12 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 February 2018.
All research outputs
#1,403,130
of 21,353,399 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#1,529
of 13,858 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,218
of 173,555 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
of 3 outputs
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