The effects of sex and gender role orientation on mentorship in male-dominated occupations

Terri A. 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)251-265
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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