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

S. Gayle Baugh, Melenie J. Lankau, Teresa Scandura

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Abstract

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
Pages (from-to)309-323
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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An investigation of the effects of protégé gender on responses to mentoring. / Baugh, S. Gayle; Lankau, Melenie J.; Scandura, Teresa.

In: Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 49, No. 3, 01.12.1996, p. 309-323.

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