A qualitative study of the impact of mentoring relationships on the professional development of women in student affairs

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dc.contributor.advisor Mulvihill, Thalia M., 1963- en_US
dc.contributor.author Finley, Jennifer Bissell en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:38:05Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:38:05Z
dc.date.created 1997 en_US
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1997 .F56 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186055
dc.description.abstract This qualitative study investigated the role mentoring plays in the professional development of women in student affairs. The goal of this research was not to prove a theory about women's mentoring relationships, but rather to richly describe these relationships in order to understand the impact they have had, and will continue to have on womens' professional lives. The results of this study is significant because it will provide a foundation for understanding the process of women's mentoring relationships in student affairs. The researcher conducted five indepth, open-ended interviews with women in various positions in student affairs in order to gather rich, descriptive data. The researcher selected women with whom she already has at least an acquaintance relationship. These women were from the Mid-West region. Each woman was at a different point in her professional development- graduate student, new professional, midlevel, and senior administrator. Women from both private and public institutions were interviewed. Four themes emerged from the interviews that each of these women discussed. These themes were, there are common characteristics of mentoring relationships; the impact mentoring has on the early development of the professional; the importance of having a female mentor; and the scarcity of female mentors at the top of the ladder.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Secondary, Higher, and Foundations of Education
dc.format.extent ii, 118 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women in the professions -- Interviews. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women college administrators -- Interviews. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mentoring in the professions. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Career development. en_US
dc.title A qualitative study of the impact of mentoring relationships on the professional development of women in student affairs en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1045633 en_US


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