Career benefits associated with mentoring for protégeé: a meta-analysis

J Appl Psychol. 2004 Feb;89(1):127-36. doi: 10.1037/0021-9010.89.1.127.


Meta-analysis was used to review and synthesize existing empirical research concerning the career benefits associated with mentoring for the protégé. Both objective (e.g., compensation) and subjective (e.g., career satisfaction) career outcomes were examined. Comparisons of mentored versus nonmemored groups were included, along with relationships between mentoring provided and outcomes. The findings were generally supportive of the benefits associated with mentoring, but effect sizes associated with objective outcomes were small. There was also some indication that the outcomes studied differed in the magnitude of their relationship with the type of mentoring provided (i.e. career or psychosocial).

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis

MeSH terms

  • Beneficence*
  • Career Mobility*
  • Ethics, Institutional
  • Humans
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Mentors*
  • Psychology