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Journal articles (2010), Personnel Psychology, 63 (2), pp. 385-405

Gender, Mentoring and Career Success: The Importance of Organizational Context

This study examines the moderating effects of protégé sex and organizational context on relationships between senior-male mentors and objective and subjective career outcomes among midcareer managers and professionals. Extending signaling theory, and using a 3-way interaction, we found that associations between senior-male mentoring, cash compensation, and career progress satisfaction were greatest among women working in male-gendered industries. By contextualizing the protégé sex-by-mentoring interaction and by considering key mentor attributes, the results of this study provide important insights into where, why, and for whom access to a senior-male mentor is related to career success and contribute to building more complete models of the career attainment process.

RAMASWAMI, A. (2010). Gender, Mentoring and Career Success: The Importance of Organizational Context. Personnel Psychology, 63(2), pp. 385-405.