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ERIC Number: EJ932564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Mentoring Australian Emerging Researchers in Aging: Evaluation of a Pilot Mentoring Scheme
Henwood, Tim; Bartlett, Helen; Carroll, Matthew
Educational Gerontology, v37 n8 p703-714 2011
A survey of Australian emerging researchers in aging identified the need for greater professional development and networking opportunities. To address this, a formal mentorship scheme was developed and evaluated. Fourteen postgraduate researchers (proteges) were matched by discipline and research interest to experienced academics (mentors). Evaluation revealed that participants were satisfied with the mentoring relationships, frequency of communication, and with the scheme overall. Participants also felt the scheme had important benefits for protege development. This study shows that formal mentoring can promote professional development among emerging researchers in aging. This may prove a useful strategy for enhancing capacity building in gerontology. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia