Mentoring Improves Self-Efficacy, Competence, and Connectedness in a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program
Mentoring among various parties at a therapeutic horseback riding program provides enhanced selfefficacy and competence among the children with special needs who are served by the program. These riders are mentored by other children, by volunteers, and by their riding instructor following Bandura's (1977) selfefficacy model. The riders and the volunteers who participate in their training exhibit increases in competence, connectedness, and self-efficacy by virtue of their experience being nurtured and supported by mentors.
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