Making the Connection: How Mentors Choose Protégés in Academic Mentoring Relationships

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Among other things, mentoring research is concerned with how mentors go about the process of choosing who they should mentor. Even when mentoring relationships are assigned, mentors need to feel that the efforts they are putting forth are worth the time and energy. What protégé attributes best attract the attention of a mentor? What mentor attributes make some protégés more attractive to them than others? This study looks at 3 explanations for mentor-protégé attraction, shedding light on the mental processes that influence why some protégés find it easy to get mentors and why some have a much tougher time finding ... continued below

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Robertson, Tip M. A. May 2010.

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Among other things, mentoring research is concerned with how mentors go about the process of choosing who they should mentor. Even when mentoring relationships are assigned, mentors need to feel that the efforts they are putting forth are worth the time and energy. What protégé attributes best attract the attention of a mentor? What mentor attributes make some protégés more attractive to them than others? This study looks at 3 explanations for mentor-protégé attraction, shedding light on the mental processes that influence why some protégés find it easy to get mentors and why some have a much tougher time finding the right person to mentor them. Practical and theoretical implications of this study are included.

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Robertson, Tip M. A. Making the Connection: How Mentors Choose Protégés in Academic Mentoring Relationships, dissertation, May 2010; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28469/: accessed April 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .