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ERIC Number: EJ828772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Relationship of Advisory Mentoring to MBA Career Maturity: An Anticipatory Socialization Perspective
Wu, Melien; Chang, Chen-Chieh
Journal of Career Development, v35 n3 p248-264 2009
This study investigates the influences of gender and work experiences on career maturity, as well as the relationship between advisory mentoring and career maturity. Analytical results from 528 full-time MBA students are summarized as follows: (a) gender exerts significant differences in advisory mentoring functions (instrumental and career-related functions) but not in career maturity, (b) work experience is significantly related to planfulness, (c) psychosocial function is a strong predictor of planfulness and independence, whereas career-related function is a strong predictor of both information gathering and involvement. The results are interpreted and implications discussed in terms of advisory mentoring behavior and career counseling of MBA education. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan