NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ837083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Mentoring and Protege Narcissistic Entitlement
Allen, Tammy D.; Johnson, Hazel-Anne M.; Xu, Xian; Biga, Andrew; Rodopman, Ozgun B.; Ottinot, Raymond C.
Journal of Career Development, v35 n4 p385-405 2009
The relationship between protege narcissistic entitlement and protege mentoring outcomes is examined among a total sample of 132 proteges employed in a variety of settings. Narcissistic entitlement (NE) refers to a dispositional variable that reflects preoccupation with the expectation of special and preferential treatment from others. Results indicate that proteges with greater NE report relationships of shorter duration, less career mentoring support, lower relationship quality, and greater negative mentoring experiences than do proteges with lesser NE. Additionally, protege NE moderated the relationship between mentor commitment and relationship quality such that the relationship was stronger for proteges higher in NE than for proteges lower in NE. NE was not related to whether participants had experience as a protege. Implications include the need for expanded education regarding mentoring relationships that take into account the role the individual plays in the relationship. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A