Organization, Information and Learning Sciences ETDs

Publication Date

1-31-2013

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to outline the development of mentoring in the fields of business, education, and psychology over the past three decades. With the aim of revealing an organized framework of the theory and practice of adult mentoring in academic and workplace contexts, a systematic review of 25 books and 80 articles published in peer-reviewed journals between 1978 and 2012 was analyzed using two methodological approaches: qualitative meta-summary and qualitative meta-synthesis. Through the analysis of published literature, this study provides a taxonomy of evidence-based mentoring best practices for the creation and maintenance of exemplary formal adult mentoring programs.

Degree Name

Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology

Level of Degree

Doctoral

Department Name

Organization, Information & Learning Sciences

First Advisor

BOVERIE, PATRICIA

First Committee Member (Chair)

SALISBURY, MARK

Second Committee Member

PERLMAN, BRUCE J.

Third Committee Member

TORRES, ELISEO

Language

English

Keywords

Mentoring, Professional education

Document Type

Dissertation

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