An investigation of the effects of protégé gender on responses to mentoring

S. Gayle Baugh, Melenie J. Lankau, Terri A. Scandura

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Review of the literature on mentoring at work reveals a paucity of studies investigating gender differences in responses to mentoring. Relations of mentoring status and protégé gender to organizational commitment, job satisfaction, career progress expectations, perceived employment alternatives, role conflict, and role ambiguity are reported for a sample of 254 managers. Results indicate that having a mentor may be associated with a more positive job experience and the perception of more employment alternatives elsewhere. Implications for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-323
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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