Relationship differentiation and supervisory mentoring
Gray, Cavan James
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The present study investigated how supervisory mentors’ perceived organizational support (POS) and role overload influenced a moderated mediation framework of group mentor relationship quality differentiation, individual relationship quality and CWB using framework previously prescribed in subordinate-dyad research. Combing leadership and mentoring literatures a survey was conducted among 490 substance abuse counselors and 101 supervisors. Linear regression supported that role overload predicted greater relationship quality differentiation. The proposed multilevel hypotheses which stated that increased role overload and POS would lead to an increase in subordinate CWB by way of the moderated mediation interaction of relationship quality differentiation and relationship quality was not supported by a series of mixed effect regression analyses. Implications for practical and theatrical contributions are discussed, along with future research directions.