Career Success Outcomes Associated With Mentoring Others A Comparison of Mentors and Nonmentors

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Mentoring, Mentor, Career success, Job satisfaction

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The present study examines the relationship between four career success variables—salary, promotions, subjective career success, and job satisfaction— with experience as an informal mentor among employees of a health care organization. Regression results indicate that individuals who serve as a mentor to others report greater salary, greater promotion rates, and stronger subjective career success than do individuals without any experience as a mentor to others. The results provide preliminary evidence supporting the notion that career benefits are associated with serving as a mentor to others.

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Journal of career development, v. 32, No. 3, p. 272-285