Protégé Anxiety Attachment and Feedback in Mentoring Relationships
Mentoring relationships, Protégé, Attachment, Feedback, Mentor
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A model focused on protégé anxious attachment and feedback in mentoring relationships was tested with a sample of matched doctoral student protégés and their faculty mentors. Results show that protégé anxious attachment was associated with less feedback seeking and less feedback acceptance. Protégé feedback acceptance was associated with both the quality and frequency of feedback provided by the mentor. Frequency, but not quality of mentor feedback, was associated with protégé scholarly productivity. Results underscore the value of focusing on specific behavioral aspects of the mentoring process.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Journal of vocational behavior, v. 77, issue 1, p. 73-80.
Scholar Commons Citation
Allen, Tammy D.; Shockley, Kristen M.; and Poteat, Laura, "Protégé Anxiety Attachment and Feedback in Mentoring Relationships" (2010). Psychology Faculty Publications. 7.