Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2004

Abstract

The establishment of a mentoring relationship can be important to an individual‘s career for multiple reasons. However, in order to study this construct, we must be able to accurately measure it. In this paper, three separate studies were conducted to examine and refine Scandura and Ragins‘ (1993) multidimensional mentoring measure. In Study 1, an empirical assessment of the content validity of the measure was conducted. The convergent and discriminant validity, reliability, and item-total correlations were then examined in Study 2, and the measure was reduced to nine items. The convergent and discriminant validity, reliability, and item-total correlations of this reduced measure were then assessed. In Study 3, these same evaluations were repeated. Concurrent validity was also evaluated by relating the measure to organizational outcomes. Based on these studies, initial indications of the validity of the revised 9-item measure are good. Strengths, limitations, and directions for future research are discussed.
(149 words)

Comments

A previous version of this paper was presented at the Southern Management Association Meetings, San Antonio, Texas, 2004.

MFQ-9.pdf (155 kB)
Mentoring Functions Questionnaire (MFQ-9)