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ERIC Number: EJ818524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
The State of Mentoring Research: A Qualitative Review of Current Research Methods and Future Research Implications
Allen, Tammy D.; Eby, Lillian T.; O'Brien, Kimberly E.; Lentz, Elizabeth
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v73 n3 p343-357 Dec 2008
Research regarding mentoring relationships has flourished during the past 20 years. This article reviews the methodology and content of 200 published mentoring articles. Some of the major concerns raised in this review include over reliance on cross-sectional designs and self-report data, a failure to differentiate between different forms of mentoring (e.g., formal versus informal), and a lack of experimental research. Implications and suggestions for future research are offered. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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