The purpose of this qualitative transcendental phenomenological study was to understand how African American certified public accountants (CPAs) perceive and describe mentoring relationships that enhanced career development. The study consisted of in-depth one-on-one telephone interviews of 16 African American CPAs. The study expanded the work of researchers who examined the issues concerning the lack of mentoring among African Americans in the accounting profession and recommended that mentoring be used to attract, develop, and retain African Americans in the profession. A single data collection instrument was used to conduct the study. The instrument included an interview guide and interview questions that were used to address the research question and subquestions. Data gathered from this study added to and expanded on the awareness of how eight salient themes support the fact that mentoring enhances African American CPAs’ understanding of their organizations as well as prepares them for career advancement.
|Subjects||Accounting; African American studies; Business administration; Black studies; Management|
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