Title

Mentoring Others: A Dispositional and Motivational Approach

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2003

Keywords

Mentor others; Motives; Career mentoring; Psychosocial mentoring

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0001-8791(02)00046-5

Abstract

Dispositional and motivational variables related to the propensity to mentor others and to the provision of career and psychosocial mentoring were examined. Results indicated that prosocial personality variables (other-oriented empathy, helpfulness) related to willingness to mentor others and also accounted for unique variance beyond variables associated with life and career stages. Other-oriented empathy related to actual experience as a mentor. Results also indicated that motives for mentoring others differentially related to psychosocial and career mentoring.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of vocational behavior, v. 62, issue 1, p. 134-154