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Virtual mentoring: A quantitative study to measure the effectiveness of virtual mentoring versus face -to -face mentoring


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As organizations continue to become global, one of the key organizational challenges of the 21st century is developing future leaders who can continue the vision of the organization. In this global world, attracting and developing future leaders lends organizations a competitive advantage while an inability to develop future leaders weakens them. Many organizations are becoming global virtual organizations and mentoring and coaching is extensively being used as an important tool for developing future leaders. The purpose of this study was twofold: (a) to examine the difference on number of promotions and the number of times the mentee was assigned additional opportunities by face-to-face or virtual mentoring model, and (b) to assess to what extent does face-to-face or virtual mentoring model moderate the relationship between mentoring activities and the number of promotions and the number of times the mentee was assigned additional opportunities. The research strategy used for this study was non-experimental and descriptive and employed a quantitative research methodology. Alleman Mentoring Activities Questionnaire (AMAQ) was the primary instrument used to collect mentoring relationship data for this study. The results of this research determined that face-to-face mentoring relationship may lead to more promotions, while there were no differences on the number of additional opportunities a mentee receives with the chosen mentoring model—virtual or face-to-face.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Management;
Studies;
Mentors;
Virtualization
Classification
0454: Management
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Face-to-face; Leadership; Mentoring; Quantitative method; Virtual mentoring
Title
Virtual mentoring: A quantitative study to measure the effectiveness of virtual mentoring versus face -to -face mentoring
Author
Khan, Abdussalam A.
Number of pages
127
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 71/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124017853
Advisor
Lathan, Calvin, III
Committee member
Morris, Johnny; Polding, Brian
University/institution
Capella University
Department
School of Business
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3404631
ProQuest document ID
518696480
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/518696480
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