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dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Melissa Elyse
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-09T04:30:28Z
dc.date.available2014-10-09T04:30:28Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.othermitchell_melissa_e_201405_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mitchell_melissa_e_201405_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30548
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the antecedents and outcomes of perceived similarity in mentoring relationships in a sample of 82 matched mentor-protégé dyads. Polynomial regression analyses indicated that mentor-protégé similarity attachment security was marginally associated with protégé perceptions of similarity to mentors, such that protégé perceptions of similarity to mentors were highest when mentors and protégés were similarly high or similarly low in attachment security. There were no effects of similarity in relational self-construal on perceived similarity. Path analyses indicated that perceived similarity was positively associated with protégés’ organizational and professional commitment, and these associations were fully mediated by relational identification. These findings suggest that the effects of actual personality similarity on perceptions of similarity may depend on the similar trait, and provide further evidence of the importance of perceived similarity to not only mentoring relationships, but also to organizations and professional bodies.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectMentoring
dc.subjectAttachment
dc.subjectRelational Self-Construal
dc.subjectPerceived Similarity
dc.subjectRelational Identification
dc.subjectOrganizational Commitment
dc.subjectProfessional Commitment
dc.titleMy mentor, myself
dc.title.alternativeantecedents and outcomes of perceived similarity in mentoring relationships
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.description.majorPsychology
dc.description.advisorLillian Eby
dc.description.committeeLillian Eby
dc.description.committeeKecia Thomas
dc.description.committeeKarl Kuhnert


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