ERIC Number: EJ1044335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Mentoring Support and Relational Uncertainty in the Advisor-Advisee Relationship
Mansson, Daniel H.; Myers, Scott A.
NACADA Journal, v33 n1 p54-60 Spr 2013
We examine the extent to which career mentoring and psychosocial mentoring received from their advisors relates to advisee perceptions of advisor-advisee relational uncertainty. Doctoral students (N = 378) completed the "Academic Mentoring Behaviors Scale" (Schrodt, Cawyer, & Sanders, 2003), the "Mentoring and Communication Support Scale" (Hill, Bahniuk, Dobos, & Rouner, 1989), and the "Relational Uncertainty Scale" (Knobloch & Solomon, 1999). The results of a series of Pearson correlational analyses indicate that advisees' reports of received career mentoring and psychosocial mentoring from their advisors are negatively related to their advisor-advisee relational uncertainty. These findings emphasize further the importance of advisors' provision of mentoring support for their advisees.
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Faculty Advisers, Counselor Client Relationship, Mentors, Career Counseling, Individual Development, Doctoral Programs, Behavior Rating Scales, Correlation, Graduate Students, Likert Scales, Counseling Techniques, Statistical Significance, Interpersonal Relationship, Counseling Services, Counseling Effectiveness, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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