Formal Peer Mentoring Factors Related to Proteges' Satisfaction and Willingness to Mentor Others

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Protégés, Satisfaction, Mentoring relationship, Gender

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This study investigated several factors related to protégés' satisfaction with a formal peer mentoring program. These included the extent to which mentoring behaviors met career-related needs and psychosocial needs and the amount of time spent with the mentor. In addition, demographic variables and satisfaction with the present and previous mentoring experience were examined for their relationship to protégés' willingness to mentor others in the future. Results indicated that the degree of career and psychosocial functions served by a mentor were strongly related to protégés' satisfaction with the mentoring relationship. Also, willingness to mentor others in the future was related to protégés' gender and to protégés' satisfaction with their current mentoring experiences. Implications and directions for future research are addressed.

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Group & organization management, v. 22, no. 4, p. 488-507