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ERIC Number: ED361299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-16
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
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Mentoring, Gender, and Careers of Academic Scientists.
Grant, Linda; And Others
This study explores the dynamics and effects of mentoring relationships, with particular emphasis on the experiences of women and minorities as proteges. It draws upon quantitative and qualitative data gathered from a survey of 587 academic scientists and interviews with 55 academic scientists, in 3 disciplinary areas: physics and astronomy, chemistry and biochemistry, and sociology. Results are analyzed in terms of effectiveness of mentors, access to eminent mentors, advantages and disadvantages of mentors, gender neutral themes, gender specific themes, problematic relationships, race/ethnicity-linked themes, collaboration, other mentors, and consequences of the mentoring experience. The study concludes that women and minority scientists, overall, appear to find the mentors they need for career success, have effective mentoring relationships with doctoral and postdoctoral advisers, and find other mentors when necessary. Problems in mentoring relationships include difficulty in gaining access to the eminent mentors whose sponsorship can help to jump start their careers and a series of gender-related and race-related difficulties in sustaining mentoring relationships within the academic system. (Contains 31 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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