Title

Protégé Anxiety Attachment and Feedback in Mentoring Relationships

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2010

Keywords

Mentoring relationships, Protégé, Attachment, Feedback, Mentor

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2010.02.007

Abstract

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.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of vocational behavior, v. 77, issue 1, p. 73-80.