ERIC Number: EJ794676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
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Mentor Commitment in Formal Mentoring Relationships
Allen, Tammy D.; Eby, Lillian T.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v72 n3 p309-316 Jun 2008
This research examined the role of mentor commitment relative to protege perceptions of relationship quality within formal mentoring programs. Based on a matched sample of 91 mentors and proteges, the results indicated that mentor commitment related positively to protege reports of relationship quality. This relationship was stronger for male proteges than for female proteges. The results indicated that proteges reported higher quality relationships when mentors underestimated their commitment to the relationship relative to the proteges estimate of mentor commitment. Suggestions for future research are offered.
Descriptors: Mentors, Perception, Interpersonal Relationship, Gender Differences, Behavior, Attachment Behavior, Feedback (Response), Psychological Studies, Social Cognition
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