Portland State University. Department of Psychology
David F. Wrench
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (125 p.)
Mentoring in the professions, Women lawyers, Success, Job satisfaction
This study investigated three issues problematic to the state of knowledge on mentoring. These issues were: (a) lack of scientifically derived operational definitions in use in research on mentoring; (b) lack of agreement about how common mentoring is; and (c) lack of agreement about whether or not alternate forms of career support are more efficient than mentoring. The information collected to address each of these issues was acquired in two phases: a literature survey followed by a sample survey. The literature survey addressed the first issue. It resulted in the formulation of an operational definition of mentoring which was based on an empirical profile of an "ideal" mentoring relationship. Formulation of the profile was a major focus of this study.
Riley, Sandra Lee, "Career supports and career mentors : an analysis of their prevalence and their relation to career success and satisfaction among a group of women lawyers" (1983). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3344.