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ERIC Number: EJ836782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Mentor-Protege Commitment Fit and Relationship Satisfaction in Academic Mentoring
Poteat, Laura F.; Shockley, Kristen M.; Allen, Tammy D.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v74 n3 p332-337 Jun 2009
Based on a sample of students and their faculty mentors, this study examined how the fit between mentor and protege levels of commitment is associated with both partners' relationship satisfaction. Mentoring dyads were classified into groups according to fit between partners' commitment, and relationship satisfaction was compared across groups. Overall, results provided partial support for our hypothesis that mentors and proteges report greatest satisfaction when commitment levels are mutually high. Specific results varied depending on the source of reported commitment levels (i.e., mentor vs. protege reports). Implications are discussed in terms of the importance of both mentor and protege commitment. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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