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Title:Psycho-social predictors of satisfaction with formal mentoring relationship in the banking sector
Author:Okurame, David E.
Periodical:Ibadan journal of the social sciences (ISSN 1597-5207)
Geographic term:Nigeria
on-the-job training
Abstract:Satisfaction with mentoring is a crucial factor for the success of formal mentoring programmes, which have become popular tools for supporting new employees in the banking sector in Nigeria. This paper ascertains the level of protege satisfaction with formal mentoring in a banking organization, and examines its psycho-social predictors, for instance career stage, type of duty, gender, age, tenure in current organization and education. Data were collected from 182 proteges of formal mentoring relationships in the banking sector, using a questionnaire. The percentage of proteges who reported a below average level of satisfaction was significantly greater (73.6%) than the percentage who expressed an above average level of satisfaction (26.4%). The strongest significant independent contribution to satisfaction with mentoring was made by career stage, while the least was by gender. Type of duty and education were not significant independent predictors of a protege's satisfaction with mentoring. The practical implications of these findings are that management intervention for satisfactory mentoring should incorporate the psycho-social domain of proteges and empower mentors to satisfy the needs of proteges. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]