Dysfunctional mentoring relationships and outcomes

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A comprehensive review of the mentoring literature reveals that unpleasant aspects of mentoring relationships at work have been under-studied. This persists, despite evidence that dysfunctions may be occurring in mentoring relationships. A typology of negative mentoring styles is presented. Next, a model of outcomes that may be associated with dysfunctional mentoring is developed to underscore the need to investigate the full range of mentorship in future work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-467
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Finance

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