Similarity on Sports Sidelines: How Mentor–Protégé Sex Similarity Affects Mentoring

Similarity on Sports Sidelines: How Mentor–Protégé Sex Similarity Affects Mentoring This study examined the effects of mentor–protégé similarity (sex and attitudinal) and relationship duration on the quantity of mentoring (psychosocial and career) received. Survey data collected from 97 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I women’s basketball head coaches in the USA indicated both types of similarity were associated with the receipt of more psychosocial and career mentoring as assistant coaches. Those who had White male mentors also reported receiving more career mentoring than those with sex dissimilar mentors. Finally, the effects of sex similarity were significantly weaker in longer than in shorter mentoring relationships. Sex Roles Springer Journals

Similarity on Sports Sidelines: How Mentor–Protégé Sex Similarity Affects Mentoring

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Copyright © 2007 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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