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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
- Life-span and Life-course Studies