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ERIC Number: EJ801962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1362-0436
The Roles of Self-Disclosure, Modesty, and Self-Monitoring in the Mentoring Relationship: A Longitudinal Multi-Source Investigation
Blickle, Gerhard; Schneider, Paula B.; Perrewe, Pamela L.; Blass, Fred R.; Ferris, Gerald R.
Career Development International, v13 n3 p224-240 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of protege self-presentation by self-disclosure, modesty, and self-monitoring in mentoring. Design/methodology/approach: This study used three data sources (i.e. employees, peers, and mentors) and a longitudinal design over a period of two years. Findings: Employee self-disclosure and modesty at time 1 predicted an increase in mentoring received and mentoring given at time 2. Further, self-monitoring moderated the modesty-mentoring given relationship such that employees high in self-monitoring had the strongest positive relationship between modesty at time 1 and mentoring given two years later. Also, modesty interacted with self-monitoring at time 1 to influence the number of mentors involved with employees. That is, the modesty--number of mentors relationship was positive for those high in self-monitoring, and negative for those low in self-monitoring. Research limitations/implications: Employees can exercise influence over the amount and type of mentoring experiences they receive based on the style of interaction they utilize with potential mentors, with specific reference to self-monitoring and the use of modesty. Practical implications: It is modesty, and early career employees' ability to present it well, that will lead to positive affect (i.e. liking) and behavior (e.g. benevolence and generosity) by senior managers. Originality/value: Investigates the role of protege self-presentation by self-disclosure, modesty, and self-monitoring in mentoring. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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