Mentoring relationships among managerial and professional women in Turkey Potential benefits?

Koyuncu M., Burke R. J., Alayoglu N., WOLPIN J.

CROSS CULTURAL MANAGEMENT-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, vol.21, no.1, pp.2-22, 2014 (SSCI) identifier identifier


Purpose - Although qualified women are still underrepresented at ranks of senior management in all countries, considerable progress has been made in identifying work experiences associated with career success and advancement. The studies of mentor relationships in North America have shown that women receiving more functions from their mentors reported benefits such as greater job and career satisfaction, and female mentors provided more psychosocial functions than did male mentors. The present study examined antecedents and consequences of mentor relationships in a sample of managerial and professional women working for a large organization in Turkey. The paper aims to discuss these issues.