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dc.contributor.authorSutter, Denise Lynnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:36:53Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:36:53Z
dc.date.issued1999-05-04en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-060399-211901en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42856
dc.description.abstractTHE MENTORING COMPASS DIRECTING KNOWLEDGE TOWARD THE FUTURE by Denise Lynn Sutter Marcie Boucouvalas, Chair Adult Learning and Human Resource Development ABSTRACT In 1983 Merriam published a critical review of mentoring literature. Since that time a preponderance of mentoring literature has continued to flow. The purpose of this study was to expand on Merriam's article with a critical literature review of mentoring literature published since 1983. Additionally, this study built upon Merriam's work by focusing on the dynamics of the mentoring relationship as it applies to career development in the business community. Merriam's four criticisms were reviewed and revealed only minor changes since 1983. The literature review was augmented with interviews in the business community in order to look at how mentoring is currently practiced in the field. The interviews consisted of both open and closed-ended questions, which were qualitatively analyzed. After conducting the interview phase of this study, it became apparent that mentoring is valued and respected within the business community as a career development and succession planning strategy. However, it is also apparent that further research is needed with a larger population of diverse organizations. Additional evaluation of organizational dynamics mentoring program goals needs to be further examined in order to validate the viability of mentoring as a career development resource. A concluding section highlights areas for future research on mentoring.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectDevelopmenten_US
dc.subjectMentoren_US
dc.subjectCareeren_US
dc.titleThe Mentoring Compass: Directing Knowledge Toward the Futureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Developmenten_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Developmenten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKimball, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMerz, Jacqueline A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBoucouvalas, Marcieen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-060399-211901/en_US
dc.date.sdate1999-06-03en_US
dc.date.rdate2000-06-08
dc.date.adate1999-06-08en_US


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