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ERIC Number: EJ856084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Cross-Gender Mentorship in Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programs: An Exploratory Survey Study
Harden, Sherry L.; Clark, Richard A.; Johnson, W. Brad; Larson, Joshua
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v17 n3 p277-290 Aug 2009
The mentorship experiences of recent clinical psychology doctorates reporting a primary mentor in graduate school were assessed by means of a survey. Among 518 responding psychologists, male graduates were significantly more likely to have a same-gender mentor, and female graduates were more likely to report receiving support from mentors of both genders. Both male and female respondents who had cross-gender mentors were significantly more likely to report attraction to the mentor, negative experiences related to the mentor's seductiveness, and difficulty terminating the mentorship than respondents with same-gender mentors. These results call into question some common assumptions about mentorship gender pairing in graduate school and subsequent differences in both positive and negative relationship outcomes. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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