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ERIC Number: EJ931913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1932-202X
Psychology of Mentoring: The Case of Talented College Students
Lunsford, Laura Gail
Journal of Advanced Academics, v22 n3 p474-498 Spr 2011
This study examined the psychology of mentoring in a mixed-method analysis of archival interview records from academically talented college students (N = 128), who had participated in a faculty mentor program for 6 semesters. Qualitative analysis revealed one fourth of the students did not feel mentored and that there was a connection between student career certainty and the quality of the mentor relationship. The qualitative data were quantitized and multinomial logistic regression was computed, with student ratings of their mentor relationship regressed on career certainty. Students were more likely to report a better mentor relationship as career certainty increased from no career plan to developing a career plan. Student career needs may influence mentor relationships with faculty and should be given greater consideration. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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