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Title: A comparison of formally mentored and unmentored participants of a women's leadership training institute.
Authors: Fallon, Margaret Ann Wichers
Issue Date: 19-Apr-2012
Abstract: A comaprison of formally mentored and unmentored participants of a Women's Institute was made utilizing instruments representing six variables reported in the research literature as outcomes of successful informal mentoring relationships.The six variables included job advancement,creativity,job satisfaction,salary increase,self esteem and social status.The instruments used in an attempt to objectively compare the two groups were the CREE Questionnaire,the Minnesota Questionnaire,the Avila Mentorship Questionnaire,and the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale.Fifty formally mentored and fifty unmentored subjects were each randomly assigned to predictor profile groups of 30 and validation groups of 20. Discriminate analysis was used on the two groups of 30 to generate a prediction profile for mentored individuals.The remaining two groups of 20 were then examined to determine the validity of the original prediction equation.A chi square analysis was used to determine the number of correct and incorrect classification of the variables.Results revealed that three of the six variables used in comparison were found to be significant--salary increase,job satisfaction and self-esteem.The variables promotion,social status and creativity were not significant.The prediction equation was not validated by the second group of subjects.Though the three variables were identified as predictors of group membership,the amount of difference in classification between the two groups was not significant.
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