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YOU SCRATCH MY BACK AND I'LL SCRATCH YOURS: MENTOR-PERCEIVED COSTS AND BENEFITS AND THE FUNCTIONS THEY PROVIDE THEIR PROTéGéS

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2008
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Mentoring relationships can have both costs and benefits for mentors and their protégés. The present research examined the degree to which mentors' perceived costs and benefits affect the functional and dysfunctional mentoring they provide to their protégés. Additionally, I investigated whether mentor-perceived costs and benefits were associated with the mentors' own goal orientation and the goal orientation of their protégés. Data were collected from 86 protégés and their current supervisory mentors. Consistent with expectations, when mentors reported greater costs of embarrassment associated with their relationship, the protégé reported receiving greater dysfunctional mentoring. Protégés who reported receiving greater functional mentoring tended to have mentors who perceived greater benefits of mentoring them. Both protégé and mentor goal orientations demonstrated significant correlations with mentor-perceived costs and benefits of their relationships. Implications for training and reinforcing functional mentoring will be discussed.
Title: YOU SCRATCH MY BACK AND I'LL SCRATCH YOURS: MENTOR-PERCEIVED COSTS AND BENEFITS AND THE FUNCTIONS THEY PROVIDE THEIR PROTéGéS.
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Name(s): Fullick, Julia, Author
Smith-Jentsch, Kimberly, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Mentoring relationships can have both costs and benefits for mentors and their protégés. The present research examined the degree to which mentors' perceived costs and benefits affect the functional and dysfunctional mentoring they provide to their protégés. Additionally, I investigated whether mentor-perceived costs and benefits were associated with the mentors' own goal orientation and the goal orientation of their protégés. Data were collected from 86 protégés and their current supervisory mentors. Consistent with expectations, when mentors reported greater costs of embarrassment associated with their relationship, the protégé reported receiving greater dysfunctional mentoring. Protégés who reported receiving greater functional mentoring tended to have mentors who perceived greater benefits of mentoring them. Both protégé and mentor goal orientations demonstrated significant correlations with mentor-perceived costs and benefits of their relationships. Implications for training and reinforcing functional mentoring will be discussed.
Identifier: CFE0002404 (IID), ucf:47766 (fedora)
Note(s): 2008-12-01
M.S.
Sciences, Department of Psychology
Masters
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Subject(s): mentoring relationships
mentor
protege
social exchange
negative mentoring experiences
dysfunctional mentoring
goal orientation
mentoring costs and benefits
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0002404
Restrictions on Access: campus 2011-11-01
Host Institution: UCF

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