The Effects of Sex and Gender Role Orientation on Mentorship in Male-Dominated Occupations

Teresa Scandura, Belle Rose Ragins

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Abstract

This study examined the relative impact of sex and gender role orientation on the development and functions of mentoring relationships in Certified Public Accounting, a male-dominated occupation. Results showed that biological sex was not related to mentoring, yet gender role orientation was significantly related to having a mentor and mentor functions. Individuals with androgynous sex role orientations reported more mentorship functions than individuals with feminine or masculine orientations. Implications and areas for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-265
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993

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  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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The Effects of Sex and Gender Role Orientation on Mentorship in Male-Dominated Occupations. / Scandura, Teresa; Ragins, Belle Rose.

In: Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 43, No. 3, 01.12.1993, p. 251-265.

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