A conceptual framework of socio-emotional electronic mentoring

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Electronic mentoring, which refers to a mentoring relationship conducted via computer-mediated communication, appears to be an accessible alternative for people with special needs. To date, few researchers have addressed the phenomenon of electronic mentoring from a socio-emotional perspective for people with special needs. In response to this challenge, we conducted a pilot study which explored the feasibility and relevance implications of computer-mediated support for youth with special needs. Based on our preliminary results and on a literature review, we developed a conceptual framework which delineates the socio-emotional support via an electronic mentoring program for people with special needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2627-2631
Number of pages5
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009


  • Electronic socio-emotional support
  • computer-mediated communication
  • disabilities
  • online support
  • people with special needs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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