NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
ERIC Number: ED529438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 144
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1246-3478-4
Set up for Success: An Examination of the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program's Mentoring Component
Wyre, Dwuena Cene
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Southern Mississippi
Often, individuals are set up to fail. However, effective mentoring can set individuals up to succeed. This nonexperimental cross-sectional, predictive study examines the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program's mentoring component. Specific focus is placed on faculty mentor competency and its impact on McNair student intent to attain a doctoral degree and awareness of graduate school. Cohen's (1993, 1995) Principles of Adult Mentoring Scale-Postsecondary Education Scale is utilized to assess McNair student perceived faculty mentor competency. Carrera's (2002) measures of effectiveness for the McNair Program's mentoring component are also used in this study. Sequential multiple regression is the employed method of analysis. Study results indicate faculty mentor relationship emphasis, information emphasis, and student vision competency scores are statistically significant in predicting McNair student "intent to attain a doctoral degree" (R[superscript 2] = 0.106, F [10, 59] = 2.732, p = 0.008) and "awareness of graduate school" (R[superscript 2] = 0.282, F [10, 58] = 4.359, p = 0.001), when controlling for GPA and parental education levels. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Tel: 800-521-0600; Web site:
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A