ERIC Number: EJ1127815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
Mentoring and Work Engagement for Female Accounting, Faculty Members in Higher Education
Whitten, Donna L.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v24 n5 p365-382 2016
Women have comprised the majority of accounting graduates with bachelor and master degrees since the 1980s and 1990s, respectively, but currently only account for about 30% of doctoral students. Their representation in the accounting professoriate is essentially the same. Supportive strategies, such as mentoring, assist disciplines in which women are under-represented in attracting and retaining them in the work environment. Work engagement is one measure of a person's commitment to their current employer. Therefore, understanding which aspects of mentoring increase the level of work engagement of those women currently in academia is important and can guide institutions in developing mentoring programs. In my study, I investigated factors that predict work engagement for female accounting professors.
Descriptors: Mentors, Females, Higher Education, Work Environment, Accounting, Women Faculty, Correlation, Statistical Analysis, Bachelors Degrees, Masters Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, Regression (Statistics), Least Squares Statistics, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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