Protege's perception of mentorship quality in management development: The impact of relationship type, formation and communication delivery method

by Irwin, Michael P., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2014, 126 pages; 3626731


As organizations continue to become more global, complex, and diverse, the need for leaders and managers who can grow and develop into the key leadership positions of tomorrow remains. Mentorship has long been recognized as a key component to the leadership and management development and education within organizations ranging in size, scope, and mission. The purpose of this study was to identify the impacts of communication method, learning quality, mentor relationship type and perceived similarity between mentors and protégés on the overall perceived quality of the mentoring relationship from the perspective of the protégé. A survey instrument based upon those utilized by Allen and Eby (2003) to determine mentoring quality from the perspective of the mentor was modified for the purposes of this research. Quantitative research methods were utilized in order to determine the significance of the relationship of the independent variables to the dependent variable. The results of this research indicated that of all the independent variables tested, only the quality of learning had a significant impact on the overall quality of a mentoring relationship from the perspective of the protégé.

AdviserMartha Hollis
Source TypeDissertation
Publication Number3626731

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