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An evaluation of the Mentoring Program among U.S. Air Force enlisted personnel: A case study


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

The focus of this dissertation was to examine the qualities that encompass the Mentoring Program as it pertains to the U.S. Air Force enlisted personnel. Protégés, also known as mentees, who experienced a mentoring relationship offered valuable insight concerning the use of the program itself. The mentors who implement such a program are the backbone of its effectiveness. The ability of mentors to personally shape the program around those they supervise to reflect professional and personal development, retention, and motivation was the key factor of the program. During the investigation, Air Force Instruction 36-3401, Air Force Enlisted Mentoring Program (U.S. Air Force, 2000b), was thoroughly reviewed for both meaning and content. A qualitative case study research method was used in correspondence with the development of this material. The purpose of a mentoring program is to ensure that personnel are successful at their job on the basis of skills, abilities, knowledge, desire, and potential. Mentors are the responsible personnel who guide this program and monitor their protégés for proper training and development. Through protégés' identification of the strengths and weaknesses of the program by way of the mentoring relationship, the effectiveness of the program was evaluated.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Management;
Armed forces
Classification
0454: Management
0750: Armed forces
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Enlisted personnel; Mentoring Program; United States Air Force
Title
An evaluation of the Mentoring Program among U.S. Air Force enlisted personnel: A case study
Author
Majeskey, Ann-Marie T.
Number of pages
147
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 69/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549470786
Advisor
Whitlock, John
Committee member
Kozoll, Charles; Menon, Shanker
University/institution
Capella University
Department
School of Business
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
D.B.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3297531
ProQuest document ID
304830082
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304830082
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