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ERIC Number: EJ818376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Assessing Mentoring in Organizations: An Evaluation of Commercial Mentoring Instruments
Gilbreath, Brad; Rose, Gail L.; Dietrich, Kim E.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v16 n4 p379-393 Nov 2008
The purpose of this article is to inform readers about the types of instruments available for assessing and improving mentoring in organizations. Extensive review of the psychological, business and medical literature was conducted to identify commercially published, practitioner-oriented instruments. All of the instruments that were identified--including the "Alleman mentoring activities questionnaire, Mentoring in the moment, Mentoring skills assessment", and "Principles of adult mentoring scale"--are evaluated herein. Each instrument's target audience, raters, subscales, response options, psychometric properties, and relative strengths and weaknesses are described. Although these instruments are reported to be used extensively, evidence of their validity is not always available. This review presents information that, in combination with first-hand inspection of the instruments, should enable practitioners to differentiate between instruments that may be a fit for their needs from those that are not. Furthermore, it may introduce academic readers to instruments that are not covered in the scholarly literature in spite of their common use for non-research purposes. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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