Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Art

First Advisor

Marilyn Patterson

Second Advisor

Chris Scribnet

Third Advisor

Eddie Doerr


The effect of initiation and mentoring on adolescent boys was examined. Behavioral scales and personality types were compared. Twenty males, ages 12-17 from the Pacific Coast, formed the subject group. Adolescent males were obtained from a non-random sample in the Pacific Coast region. The subjects were given the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire and the parent(s) of the participants were given the Behavioral Evaluation Scale. Both were administered before and after an initiation and mentoring weekend retreat. The parents were given a demographic survey to complete. The Eysenck scores and Behavioral Evaluation scores were the dependent variables. In order to determine if there was a significant effect of initiation and mentoring on adolescent boys the Wilcoxon match-pairs signed ranks test was utilized and no significant difference was found.