Title

Moving Toward Interdisciplinary Dialogue in Mentoring Scholarship: An Introduction to the Special Issue.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2008

Keywords

Interdisciplinary research, mentoring relationship

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2008.02.005

Abstract

The study of mentoring spans a wide range of disciplines including psychology, organizational behavior, education, and social work, among others. However, until recently there has been little interdisciplinary dialogue among mentoring scholars. In this Special Issue we attempt to lay the groundwork for interdisciplinary research on mentoring by examining this phenomenon through the lens of youth mentoring, academic mentoring, and workplace mentoring. In this introduction we outline the aims of this Special Issue, provide a common definition of mentoring to guide the reader through the articles that follow, summarize the knowledge gained from the included articles, and offer insight into what we believe are important next steps for developing a multidisciplinary perspective on mentoring.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of vocational behavior, v. 72, Issue 2, p. 159-167.