The Role of Interpersonal Comfort in Mentoring Relationships
Mentoring, Protégés, Formal mentoring, Gender similarity, Interpersonal comfort
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This research examined interpersonal comfort as a potential mediating mechanism in mentoring relationships. Results indicated that interpersonal comfort mediated the relationship between gender similarity and protégé reports of career and psychosocial mentoring. Contrary to prediction, interpersonal comfort did not mediate relationships involving mentorship type (i.e., formal versus informal). However, we did find that informal mentoring and interpersonal comfort were positively associated with career mentoring. The research helps illustrate the important role that interpersonal comfort plays in the mentoring process.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Journal of Career Development , v. 31, issue 3, p.155-169
Scholar Commons Citation
Allen, Tammy D.; Day, Rachel; and Lentz, Elizabeth, "The Role of Interpersonal Comfort in Mentoring Relationships" (2005). Psychology Faculty Publications. 35.