ERIC Number: ED235745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Networking and Mentoring: A Study of Cross-Generational Experiences of Blacks in Graduate and Professional Schools.
Blackwell, James E.
The perceived importance of mentoring and networking to blacks in graduate/professional schools and the effect of the experiences on career advancement were studied. A questionnaire administered to 157 black professionals tested seven hypotheses, including the following: (1) black students' participation in the mentor-protege relationship varies by time and the location of the graduate/professional institution; (2) the younger the person, the less likely a mentor-protege relationship will occur; (3) blacks who attended northern, predominantly-black undergraduate schools or predominantly-white graduate schools are less likely to participate in the mentor-protege relationship than are blacks who attended historically-black undergraduate schools or predominantly-black graduate schools; (4) blacks are more likely to have been involved in a relationship less intensive than mentoring, such as sponsor-student relationship, and advisor-student relationship; (5) blacks who participate in the mentor-protege relationship will show greater career advancement than those blacks who did not have the experience. Analyses of the findings, information on respondent characteristics, a literature review, a discussion of policy implications of the findings, and a bibliography are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Blacks, Career Ladders, Employment Level, Graduate Study, Helping Relationship, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Interprofessional Relationship, Mentors, Professional Education, School Location, Social Networks, Student Teacher Relationship
Southern Education Foundation, 811 Cypress Street, Atlanta, GA 30308 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA.