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.
Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology
Level of Degree
Organization, Information & Learning Sciences
First Committee Member (Chair)
Second Committee Member
PERLMAN, BRUCE J.
Third Committee Member
Mentoring, Professional education
DOMINGUEZ, NORA. "Mentoring Unfolded: The Evolution of an Emerging Discipline." (2013). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/oils_etds/6