Title

Mentor Commitment in Formal Mentoring Relationships

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2008

Keywords

Mentoring, Formal mentoring programs, Mentors, Proteges, Commitment

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2007.10.016

Abstract

This research examined the role of mentor commitment relative to protégé perceptions of relationship quality within formal mentoring programs. Based on a matched sample of 91 mentors and protégés, the results indicated that mentor commitment related positively to protégé reports of relationship quality. This relationship was stronger for male protégés than for female protégés. The results indicated that protégés reported higher quality relationships when mentors underestimated their commitment to the relationship relative to the protégés estimate of mentor commitment. Suggestions for future research are offered.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of vocational behavior, v. 72, issue 3, p. 309-316.