Mentor Commitment in Formal Mentoring Relationships
Mentoring, Formal mentoring programs, Mentors, Proteges, Commitment
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This research examined the role of mentor commitment relative to protégé perceptions of relationship quality within formal mentoring programs. Based on a matched sample of 91 mentors and protégés, the results indicated that mentor commitment related positively to protégé reports of relationship quality. This relationship was stronger for male protégés than for female protégés. The results indicated that protégés reported higher quality relationships when mentors underestimated their commitment to the relationship relative to the protégés estimate of mentor commitment. Suggestions for future research are offered.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v. 72, issue 3, p. 309-316
Scholar Commons Citation
Allen, Tammy D. and Eby, Lilian T., "Mentor Commitment in Formal Mentoring Relationships" (2008). Psychology Faculty Publications. 20.