A comparison of face-to-face and electronic peer-mentoring: Interactions with mentor gender
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Vocat. Behav.
peer-mentoring; formal mentoring; electronic communication; self-efficacy; gender effects; COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION; SELF-EFFICACY; CAREER SUCCESS; SATISFACTION; PERFORMANCE; Psychology, Applied
The present study compared the relative impact of peer-mentoring that took place either face-to-face or through electronic chat. Proteges were 106 college freshmen randomly assigned to a senior college student mentor and to one of the two communication modes. Fifty-one mentors interacted with one of these proteges face-to-face and one solely through electronic chat. Electronic chat resulted in less psychosocial support, career support, and post-mentoring protege self-efficacy for those with male but not female mentors. Analyses of coded transcripts revealed that males condensed their language to a greater extent than did females in the electronic chat condition relative to the face-to-face condition. Dyads in the electronic chat condition had more interactive dialogue than did those in the face-to-face condition. Finally, dialogue inter-activity predicted post-mentoring self-efficacy but only for those who communicated through electronic chat. (C) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Journal of Vocational Behavior
"A comparison of face-to-face and electronic peer-mentoring: Interactions with mentor gender" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1003.