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Chapter 1. Overview and Introduction

Tammy D. Allen and Lillian T. Eby

Subject Business and Management
Psychology » Industrial and Organizational Psychology

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405133739.2007.00001.x


Interest in mentoring as a means to foster individual growth and development continues to flourish among researchers, practitioners, policymakers, educators, and the public at large. An impressive body of research has developed that has yielded insight into many aspects of the mentoring process. The majority of mentoring research has concentrated on three different focal points, mentoring of youth, student–faculty mentoring relationships, and mentoring within the workplace. Research has been conducted primarily within each of these three defined areas with limited consideration of similar research on mentoring found across areas. The isolated nature of mentoring research to date inspired the development of the current volume. For the first time, the efforts of leading mentoring scholars focusing on different types of mentoring relationships are organized together to provide a comprehensive review of the broad field of mentoring research and practice. This book is designed as a cross-disciplinary volume that incorporates multiple perspectives on mentoring research. By bringing together several perspectives within one volume, researchers from various disciplines and areas of focus can readily become familiar with one another’s work. Comparisons across areas of mentoring scholarship and the subsequent integration of knowledge gained from these varied perspectives can help advance the ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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