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Accession Number ADA583378
Title Cognitive Mentorship: Mediating Protege Performance.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 50p
Personal Author B. R. Mauntel
Abstract The role of cognitive apprenticeship has been emphasized in facilitating individual performance in the classroom, but there is limited quantitative research directly linking cognitive behaviors to mentoring relationships and workplace performance. This study investigates the characteristics of mentoring behavior that influence group performance using archival data from 52 different organizations. A mediation model is developed and the results indicate that the group-level of mentors' cognitive behavior plays a central role in the mentor-protege relationship. The findings suggest that the mentors' collective articulation of problem solving processes fully mediate the unit's performance, while reflection and exploration partially mediate the relationship. The theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.
Keywords Apprenticeship
Cognitive apprenticeship
Formal mentorship
Group dynamics

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
92A - Job Training & Career Development
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
Corporate Author Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Graduate School of Engineering and Management.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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