The Effect of Faculty Mentoring on Career Success and Career Satisfaction

  •  Ayse ANAFARTA    
  •  Cigdem Apaydin    


Mentoring has received considerable attention from scholars, and in the relevant literature, a number of studies give reference to the mentoring programs developed at universities and to the mentoring relations in higher education. Yet, most of these studies either only have a theoretical basis or deal with the mentoring relationships between academic advisors and undergraduate or masters’ students. Very few studies have been conducted so far on the mentoring or protégé experiences of academicians in the university setting, and the relationships between career satisfaction and career success. The aim of the current study is to examine the effect of mentoring on career success and career satisfaction of faculty members in Turkish higher education system. Participants included 445 faculty members from various universities in Turkey. The results of the study reveal that academic and psychosocial mentoring have an impact on faculty members’ career satisfaction and career success. Also, psychosocial mentoring affects career success more compared to academic mentoring.

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