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ERIC Number: EJ924450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 104
ISSN: ISSN-1534-4843
Formal Mentoring Relationships and Attachment Theory: Implications for Human Resource Development
Germain, Marie-Line
Human Resource Development Review, v10 n2 p123-150 Jun 2011
An attachment theory perspective of mentoring is presented to explain the degree of functionality of a mentor-protege formal match in an organizational setting. By focusing on Bowlby's (1969/1982) behavioral system of attachment and its triarchic taxonomy of secure, avoidant, and anxious-ambivalent attachment, previous conceptualizations are expanded by illuminating relational concepts that mentors and supervisors could use to facilitate employee learning and development. A short attachment style assessment and a mentor-protege(e) attachment style pairing guide are presented. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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