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ERIC Number: EJ789343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Examining Career-Related Mentoring and Managerial Performance across Cultures: A Multilevel Analysis
Gentry, William A.; Weber, Todd J.; Sadri, Golnaz
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v72 n2 p241-253 Apr 2008
The benefits of the mentoring relationship for proteges have been a primary focus in the mentoring literature. Researchers have recently begun to examine how mentoring can benefit the mentor. The purpose of the present study is to examine whether direct report-ratings of a manager's career-related mentoring behaviors are related to boss-ratings of that manager's performance. In addition, this study assesses whether the cultural background of the manager moderates the career-related mentoring-performance relationship via multilevel methodology. Results reveal that managers who are rated by their direct reports as engaging in career-related mentoring behaviors are perceived as better performers by their bosses. Moreover, the GLOBE societal culture dimension of Performance Orientation was a significant cross-level moderator of the career-related mentoring-performance relationship. Implications for the practice of mentoring in cross-cultural contexts across multiple disciplines are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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