Project Information

Kurt Lewin Instituut
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Project Information

Project Title
"A lifespan model of workplace mentoring"

Institute
University of Groningen - Organizational Psychology

PhD Student
Friederike Doerwald

Supervisor(s)
Dr. Susanne Scheibe (University of Groningen)
Dr. Hannes Zacher (Queensland University of Technology)
Prof. dr. Nico van Yperen (University of Groningen)

Period
1 September 2014 - 1 September 2017

Funding
University of Groningen


Summary

Mentoring is an effective way of transferring valuable competencies and knowledge from one person to another. Mentoring is also a frequently mentioned but understudied strategy to utilize and retain the growing number of older workers. The current project seeks to understand under which conditions older workers are effective mentors and can be engaged by obtaining mentoring opportunities in order to increase individual and organizational productivity. To this end, this project introduces and tests a lifespan model of mentoring that highlights a combination of emotional abilities, generativity motivation, and organizational opportunities to mentor as mechanisms linking mentor age to positive outcomes.



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