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ERIC Number: EJ876597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
A Moderated Mediation Model of E-Mentoring
DiRenzo, Marco S.; Linnehan, Frank; Shao, Ping; Rosenberg, William L.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v76 n2 p292-305 Apr 2010
Based on a longitudinal sample of 1381, this study develops and tests a moderated mediation model of electronic mentoring (e-mentoring). Results show evidence that frequency of interaction between proteges and mentors mediates the relationships between program antecedents (the protege's previous internet experience and initial motivation to participate) and program outcomes of general self-efficacy and task-efficacy. In addition, the protege's general self-efficacy prior to starting the program was found to moderate the relationships between protege and mentor interaction frequency and program outcomes of task and general self-efficacy. Unexpectedly, having mentors in the past was not significantly related to program outcomes. Practical implications and future areas of research are identified and discussed. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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