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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, ...

Mentoring and Career Outcomes: Conceptual and Methodological Issues in an Emerging Literature
Mentoring and career outcomes: Conceptual and methodological issues in an emerging literature

Over the approximately 20-year span of research on mentoring in the workplace, one of the key research questions pertains to the value of mentors and mentoring for the career success of protégés. Researchers in the early 1990s began to publish work that investigated (along with other issues) whether mentoring received by protégés was related to their objective career progress as measured by variables such as promotion rates and compensation (e.g., Dreher & Ash, 1990; Scandura, 1992; Turban & Dougherty, 1994; Whitely, Dougherty, & Dreher, 1991). Scholars soon acknowledged that the construct of career success includes more than objective outcomes, and they began ...

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