Title

A knowledge elucidation study into the heuristics employed in the selection of proteges

Date of Award

1994

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department

Business Administration

First Committee Member

Harold W. Berkman, Committee Chair

Abstract

Past research on mentoring relationships has focused almost exclusively on proteges, often to the exclusion of the mentor. Mentoring is a career-enhancing tool associated with significantly positive relationships with such outcomes as protege promotion, satisfaction and pay. Despite the positive attributions made to mentorism, little research has focused on how proteges are selected and which factors lead to the emergence of the mentoring dyad. The current study addresses this deficit by examining the mentoring relationship from the mentor's perspective and constructs a provisional micromodel of protege selection. The current study also extends the use of reciprocal qualitative and quantitative methodologies in the formulation, extension, and validation of theory.

Keywords

Psychology, Industrial

Link to Full Text

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