Title

The Role of Interpersonal Comfort in Mentoring Relationships

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2005

Keywords

Mentoring, Protégés, Formal mentoring, Gender similarity, Interpersonal comfort

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http:dx.doi.org/10.1177/089484530503100301

Abstract

This research examined interpersonal comfort as a potential mediating mechanism in mentoring relationships. Results indicated that interpersonal comfort mediated the relationship between gender similarity and protégé reports of career and psychosocial mentoring. Contrary to prediction, interpersonal comfort did not mediate relationships involving mentorship type (i.e., formal versus informal). However, we did find that informal mentoring and interpersonal comfort were positively associated with career mentoring. The research helps illustrate the important role that interpersonal comfort plays in the mentoring process.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Career Development , v. 31, No. 3 p.155-169