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Variables correlated with satisfaction with a mentoring relationship in first-year college students and their mentors


Author(s): Walker, S. C., & Taub, D. J.

Citation: Walker, S. C., & Taub, D. J. (2001). Variables correlated with satisfaction with a mentoring relationship in first-year college students and their mentors. Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 13(1), 47-68.

 

Abstract

The study examined first-year college students' satisfaction with paired mentoring relationships. No differences in satisfaction were found between those in network and those in dyadic mentoring relationships. Frequency of contact was positively correlated with satisfaction. Demographic similarity was not correlated with satisfaction. First-year students and their mentors, therefore, appear to be equally as satisfied with network mentoring relationships as they are with more traditional, dyadic mentoring relationships.

 

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