Principals in practice: The importance of mentorship in the early stages of career development

Fiona M. Kay*, John L Hagan, Patricia Parker

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Abstract

In this article we empirically assess the benefits of mentorship across a diverse range of extrinsic and intrinsic career rewards. Using an integrated model, we investigate the ways in which characteristics of the organization, as well as characteristics of both protégés and mentors affect the outcomes of mentoring relationships. Our study includes two samples: new law school graduates and a more seasoned cohort of established lawyers. Our results reveal the unique contributions of career and psychosocial mentor functions to early and established careers, as well as the substantial rewards of informal and multiple mentors to the career paths of professionals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-110
Number of pages42
JournalLaw and Policy
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 13 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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