Title

The State of Mentoring Research: A Qualitative Review of Current Research Methods and Future Research Implications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2008

Keywords

Mentoring, Review of mentoring research, Research methods, Mentors, Proteges

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2007.08.004

Abstract

Research regarding mentoring relationships has flourished during the past 20 years. This article reviews the methodology and content of 200 published mentoring articles. Some of the major concerns raised in this review include over reliance on cross-sectional designs and self-report data, a failure to differentiate between different forms of mentoring (e.g., formal versus informal), and a lack of experimental research. Implications and suggestions for future research are offered.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of vocational behavior, v. 73, issue 3, p. 343-357.