ERIC Number: EJ1087900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
Mentoring in Higher Education: Does It Enhance Mentees' Research Productivity?
Muschallik, Julia; Pull, Kerstin
Education Economics, v24 n2 p210-223 2016
Mentoring programs are increasingly widespread in academia. Still, comparatively little is known about their effects. With the help of a self-collected dataset of 368 researchers in two different fields and accounting for self-selection via matching techniques, we find mentees in formal mentoring programs to be more productive than comparable researchers who do not participate in a formal program--irrespective of whether these instead have an informal mentor or not. Informal mentoring relationships, to the contrary, do not positively affect mentees' research productivity.
Descriptors: Mentors, Higher Education, Productivity, Economics Education, Regression (Statistics), Bibliometrics, Robustness (Statistics), Faculty Publishing, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Supervisory Methods, Student Research, Foreign Countries, Least Squares Statistics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Austria; Germany; Switzerland