The State of Mentoring Research: A Qualitative Review of Current Research Methods and Future Research Implications
Mentoring, Review of mentoring research, Research methods, Mentors, Proteges
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Research regarding mentoring relationships has flourished during the past 20 years. This article reviews the methodology and content of 200 published mentoring articles. Some of the major concerns raised in this review include over reliance on cross-sectional designs and self-report data, a failure to differentiate between different forms of mentoring (e.g., formal versus informal), and a lack of experimental research. Implications and suggestions for future research are offered.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v. 73, issue 3, p. 343-357
Scholar Commons Citation
Allen, Tammy D.; Eby, Lilian T.; O'Brien, Kimberly E.; and Lentz, Elizabeth, "The State of Mentoring Research: A Qualitative Review of Current Research Methods and Future Research Implications" (2008). Psychology Faculty Publications. 19.