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The Handbook of Mentoring at Work: Theory, Research, and Practice brings together the leading scholars in the field in order to craft the definitive reference book on workplace mentoring. This state-of-the-art guide connects existing knowledge to cutting-edge theory, research directions, and practice strategies to generate the “must-have” resource for mentoring theorists, researchers, and practitioners. Editors Belle Rose Ragins and Kathy E. Kram address key debates and issues and provide a theory-driven road map to guide future research and practice in the field of mentoring. Key Features Takes a three-pronged approach: Organized into three parts—Research, Theory, and Practice. Breaks new theoretical ground in a time of change: The theory section extends the theoretical horizon by providing perspectives across related disciplines in order to enrich, enliven, ...

Stone Center Relational Cultural Theory: A Window on Relational Mentoring
Stone center relational cultural theory: A window on relational mentoring

Mentoring scholars are just beginning to explore the processes, functions, and outcomes that distinguish different levels of quality in mentoring relationships. Mentoring relationships fall along a continuum (see Ragins, Cotton, & Miller, 2000), and while significant theoretical and empirical inroads have been made in understanding negative forms of mentoring (Eby, Chapter 13, this volume; Eby & Allen, 2002; Eby, Butts, Lockwood, & Simon, 2004; Scandura, 1998), little attention has been placed on the positive end of the relationship continuum. Inspired by the positive psychology movement (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000; Snyder & Lopez, 2002) and the emerging field of positive organizational scholarship (Cameron, Dutton, & Quinn, 2003; ...

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