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ERIC Number: EJ816232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Factors Influencing the Willingness to Mentor 1st-Year Faculty in Physical Education Departments
Bower, Glenna G.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v15 n1 p73-85 Feb 2007
This study of mentoring 1st-year faculty in physical education departments focused on individual reasons for mentoring and organizational factors inhibiting or facilitating mentoring. A phenomenological research design was used to examine the mentoring relationship between 1st-year faculty and physical education department Chairs (N = 5), and a constant comparative analysis of personal portraits provided themes and categories. Results illustrate the need for department Chairs to initiate the mentoring relationship with 1st-year faculty, provide department orientation programs, schedule regular meetings, and encourage interdisciplinary efforts within and outside the department. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A