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ERIC Number: EJ1134305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2153-1900
Not All Types of Mentors Are Created Equal: Comparing the Effectiveness of Intra-Departmental, Intra-University, and Self-Selected Mentors
Troisi, Jordan D.; Leder-Elder, Sadie; Stiegler-Balfour, Jennifer J.; Fleck, Bethany K. B.; Good, Jessica J.
Journal of Faculty Development, v29 n3 p17-22 Sep 2015
Although it has been shown that mentorship is predictive of more effective teaching and adherence to model teaching criteria for Early Career Psychologists (ECPs) (Troisi, Leder-Elder, Stiegler-Balfour, Fleck, Good, in press), little research has examined the differential utility of various types of mentors among university faculty members. We conducted a national survey comparing three types of mentors (i.e., intra-departmental, intra-university, other self-selected mentor) among 122 ECPs. Overall, mentors from one's department and other self-selected mentors were more effective than mentors from another department at one's university. Implications for mentoring early career faculty in higher education are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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