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ERIC Number: EJ836780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Launching the Post-College Career: A Study of Mentoring Antecedents
Welsh, Elizabeth T.; Wanberg, Connie R.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v74 n3 p257-263 Jun 2009
Drawing upon role-making theory, this study examines which new job market entrants, following college graduation, find informal mentors and how much mentoring they receive from these mentors using a predictive design. Our results suggest that individuals lower in negative affectivity and higher in cognitive ability as well as women, individuals who have previously had a mentor, and those who go to work for organizations with developmental climates are more likely to find informal mentors. In contrast, individuals higher in learning goal orientation and mentoring instrumentality receive more mentoring once a mentoring relationship has been established. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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