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The Handbook of Mentoring at Work

The Handbook of Mentoring at Work
Theory, Research, and Practice

December 2007 | 760 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
…a comprehensive overview of the current state of research, theory and practice drawn from the leading scholars and practitioners who have advanced our understanding of mentoring in the workplace… The Handbook of Mentoring at Work; Research, Theory, and Practice, provides a definitive guide that not only informs the field, but also extends it in three critical ways: Chronicles the current state of knowledge of mentoring and identifies important new areas of research:  The Handbook begins with offering an extensive, cutting-edge and in-depth review of core topics in mentoring research, such as diversity in mentoring relationships, learning processes in mentoring relationships, formal mentoring, peer mentoring, socialization and mentoring, leadership and mentoring, dysfunctional mentoring, personality and mentoring, and electronic mentoring. Extends the theoretical horizon of mentoring: The theoretical section of the Handbook builds and extends mentoring theory by drawing on a diverse and rich literature of related theories, such as network theory, adult development theory, relational theory, communication theory, personal change theory, work-family theory and theories of emotional intelligence. Builds a bridge between the practice and study of mentoring: The Handbook includes chapters that address not only formal mentoring programs, but also mentoring practices that relate to leadership development programs, diversity programs and international perspectives. The Handbook is a "must-have" reference for understanding the key debates and issues facing mentoring scholars and practitioners, and provides a theory-driven road map to guide future research and practice in the field of mentoring.
Section I. Introduction
Belle Rose Ragins and Kathy E. Kram
Chapter 1. The Roots and Meaning of Mentoring
Section II. Mentoring Research: Past, Present, and Future
Daniel B. Turban and Felissa K. Lee
Chapter 2. The Role of Personality in Mentoring Relationships: Formation, Dynamics, and Outcomes
Thomas W. Dougherty and George F. Dreher
Chapter 3. Mentoring and Career Outcomes: Conceptual and Methodological Issues in an Emerging Literature
Melenie J. Lankau and Terri A. Scandura
Chapter 4. Mentoring as a Forum for Personal Learning in Organizations
Tammy D. Allen
Chapter 5. Mentoring Relationships From the Perspective of the Mentor
Veronica M. Godshalk and John J. Sosik
Chapter 6. Mentoring and Leadership: Standing at the Crossroads of Theory, Research and Practice
Georgia T. Chao
Chapter 7. Mentoring and Organizational Socialization: Networks for Work Adjustment
Carol McKeen and Merridee Bujaki
Chapter 8. Gender and Mentoring: Issues, Effects, and Opportunities
Stacy D. Blake-Beard, Audrey Murrell, and David Thomas
Chapter 9. Unfinished Business: The Impact o Race o Understanding Mentoring Relationshi
S. Gayle Baugh and Ellen A. Fagenson-Eland
Chapter 10. Formal Mentoring Programs: A ?Poor Cousin? to Informal Relationships
Joyce E. A. Russell and Stacy E. McManus
Chapter 11. Peer Mentoring Relationships
Ellen A. Ensher and Susan Elaine Murphy
Chapter 12. E-mentoring: Next Generation Research Strategies and Suggestions
Lillian T. Eby
Chapter 13. Understanding Relational Problems in Mentoring: A Review and Proposed Investment Model
Section III. Mentoring Theory: Applying New Lenses and Perspectives
Monica C. Higgins, Dawn E. Chandler, and Kathy E. Kram
Chapter 14. Developmental Initiation and Development Networks
Joyce K. Fletcher and Belle Rose Ragins
Chapter 15. Stone Center Relational Cultural Theory: A Window on Relational Mentoring
Eileen M. McGowan, Eric M. Stone, and Robert Kegan
Chapter 16. A Constructive-Developmental Theoretical Approach to Mentoring Relationships
Cary Cherniss
Chapter 17. The Role of Emotional Intelligence in the Mentoring Process
Richard E. Boyatzis
Chapter 18. Mentoring for Intentional Behavioral Change
Douglas T. Hall and Dawn E. Chandler
Chapter 19. Career Cycles and Mentoring
Pamela J. Kalbfleisch
Chapter 20. Mentoring Enactment Theory: Describing, Explaining and Predicting Communication in Mentoring Relationships
Jeffrey H. Greenhaus and Romila Singh
Chapter 21. Mentoring and the Work-Family Interface
Section IV. Mentoring in Practice: Programs and Innovations
Katherine Giscombe
Chapter 22. Advancing Women Through the Glass Ceiling With Formal Mentoring
Cynthia D. McCauley and Victoria A. Guthrie
Chapter 23. Designing Relationships for Learning Into Leader Development Programs
Lynn P-Sontag and Kimberly Vappie, and Connie R. Wanberg
Chapter 24. The Practice of Mentoring: MENTTIUM Corporation
Stacy D. Blake-Beard, Regina M. O?Neill, and Eileen M. McGowan
Chapter 25. Blind Dates? The Importance of Matching in Successful Formal Mentoring Relationships
David Clutterbuck
Chapter 26. An International Perspective on Mentoring
Section V: Integration
Kathy E. Kram and Belle Rose Ragins
Chapter 27. The Landscape of Mentoring in the 21st Century

"This handbook is poised to become a classic in career and mentoring literature with its potential long-term heuristic usefulness in generating new intersections among theory,research, and is encouraging that so much of the handbook establishes grounds for future communication research and relates directly to current trends in organizational and managerial communication."


Rebecca L. Weiler, Suzy D'Enbeau, Patrice M. Buzzanell
Purdue University
Management Communication Quarterly-February 2008

"Its scope is wide but generally appropriate to its vision, and unlike some handbooks, there is substantial cross-referencing within the chapters. And the introductory and concluding chapters are excellent. Doctoral students will find that the Handbook provides a rich summary of extant studies and terrific ideas for future research. Mentoring researchers will find this a vital book to have on the shelf."

Donald E. Gibson
Fairfield University

Sample Materials & Chapters

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