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ERIC Number: EJ794674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Are Facilitated Mentoring Programs Beneficial? A Randomized Experimental Field Study
Egan, Toby Marshall; Song, Zhaoli
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v72 n3 p351-362 Jun 2008
Results from a pretest-posttest randomized field experiment study with a control group comparing the impact of high- and low-level-facilitated mentoring programs on new employees' performance and perceptions about their jobs and organization were reported in this paper. Results indicated increases in job satisfaction, organizational commitment, person-organization fit and performance by participants in both mentoring programs with larger gains made by the high-level-facilitated group. These results suggest that a formal mentoring program can have positive effects on employee's work-related attitudes, cognition and behavior with significantly greater gains made by formal mentoring programs with higher levels of facilitation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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