Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1999

Abstract

The issue of gender differences in mentoring remains controversial since some studies find gender differences and many do not. Perhaps the context of the mentoring relationship provides an explanation of why gender affects mentoring in some studies. Since most studies of mentoring to date have employed U.S, samples, the question of whether gender differences may emerge in studies of menta ring in non-U.S. samples needs investigation. The present study will examine the role of gender, mentoring functions and the interactive effects of gender and mentoring in relation to career expectations, job satisfaction and organizational commitment in a sample of N=156 Australian managers. Results indicated that Australian women may benefit more from career mentoring in terms of career expectations, job satisfaction and organizational commitment than Australian men.

Comments

Presented at the Austrailian/Industrial Organisational Psychology Conference, Brisbane, 1999