Title

Mentoring and Protégé Narcissistic Entitlement

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2009

Keywords

Mentoring relationships, Narcissistic entitlement, Protége´s, Mentors, Mentoring

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0894845308327735

Abstract

The relationship between protégé narcissistic entitlement and protégé mentoring outcomes is examined among a total sample of 132 protége´s employed in a variety of settings. Narcissistic entitlement (NE) refers to a dispositional variable that reflects preoccupation with the expectation of special and preferential treatment from others. Results indicate that protége´s with greater NE report relationships of shorter duration, less career mentoring support, lower relationship quality, and greater negative mentoring experiences than do protége´s with lesser NE. Additionally, protégé NE moderated the relationship between mentor commitment and relationship quality such that the relationship was stronger for protége´s higher in NE than for protége´s lower in NE. NE was not related to whether participants had experience as a protégé. Implications include the need for expanded education regarding mentoring relationships that take into account the role the individual plays in the relationship.

Comments

Journal of Career Development, v. 35, issue 4, p. 385-405.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Career Development, v. 35, issue 4, p. 385-405.