ERIC Number: EJ874170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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Reference Count: 117
Demystifying Gender Differences in Mentoring: Theoretical Perspectives and Challenges for Future Research on Gender and Mentoring
Young, Angela M.; Cady, Steven; Foxon, Marguerite J.
Human Resource Development Review, v5 n2 p148-175 2006
Issues of gender and mentoring are explored through several theoretical lenses--similarity-attraction paradigm, power dependence, social exchange, biological, and psychological theories--to provide a more comprehensive view of mentoring from a gender-based perspective. Issues related to gender and mentoring presented in past mentoring research and tenets from several theoretical bases are used to develop research propositions. The relevance of studying gender issues in mentoring is emphasized and suggestions for conducting research on gender and mentoring are presented.
Descriptors: Career Development, Mentors, Gender Issues, Gender Differences, Theory Practice Relationship, Interpersonal Attraction, Interpersonal Competence, Sex Stereotypes, Power Structure, Work Environment, Social Networks, Goal Orientation, Resource Allocation, Social Exchange Theory
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