Mentoring global dual-career couples: A social learning perspective

Harvey, Michael, Napier, Nancy K., Moeller, Miriam and Williams, Laura A. (2010) Mentoring global dual-career couples: A social learning perspective. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40 1: 212-240. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00571.x

Author Harvey, Michael
Napier, Nancy K.
Moeller, Miriam
Williams, Laura A.
Title Mentoring global dual-career couples: A social learning perspective
Journal name Journal of Applied Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9029
Publication date 2010-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00571.x
Volume 40
Issue 1
Start page 212
End page 240
Total pages 29
Editor Robert J. Gatchel
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A.
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper explores the dimensions and means to implement a global dual-career expatriate couple mentoring program. The rationale is that learning from an experienced mentor mitigates the complexity of global assignments, leading to more successful completion of overseas assignments. We explored the impact of such mentoring programs on “nontraditional” global managers, along with their trailing spouses. Social learning theory was used as the foundation for the development of such a mentoring program. To add to the contextual understanding of global assignments imposed on global dual-career couples, we explored the effectiveness of mentoring by investigating temporal (before, during, after expatriation) and gender-related dimensions. Further, we analyzed the level of mentor involvement (personal, organizational, and professional) regarding psychosocial and career development.

Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it. (A father)
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Journal compilation © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Keyword Self-efficacy
International assignments
Overseas assignments
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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