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STEYTLER, J.  and  STRYDOM, H.. The profile of the adolescent boy as mentee on the West Coast. Koers (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.76, n.2, pp. 305-323. ISSN 0023-270X.

Adolescent boys long to be mentored by an adult male. This influence of the mentor in the life of the adolescent brings forth great changes and consequently the adolescent experiences a higher quality of life. This mentee is not necessarily mentored by his biological father. The adolescent boy as mentee has certain needs within the mentoring relationship, which the mentor has to understand and interpret correctly. If the mentor understands the mentee better within his generation, the relationship may be strengthened. This article focuses on the profile of the adolescent boy as mentee on the West Coast and indeed from the viewpoint of the adolescent.

Keywords : adolescent boy; biopsychosocial characteristics; mentee; mentor relationship; millennium child.

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