ERIC Number: ED441681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Ideal Advisor: Graduate Science Students' Perspectives.
Ferreira, Maria M.
The nature of the relationship between graduate student and advisor is perhaps the most important determinant of a student's success or failure in any graduate program. This relationship is even more important in science where in addition to being the student's advisor and mentor, the advisor is usually the head of the laboratory in which the student conducts research. The purpose of this study was to investigate graduate students' perceptions of the level of mentoring in two graduate science departments, their relationships with their advisors, and the characteristics of an ideal advisor. Results indicate that the level of mentoring in each department was not very high. This view was particularly common among female students in chemistry. (Contains 14 references.) (CCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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