Mentoring Australian emerging researchers in aging: Evaluation of a pilot mentoring scheme

Henwood, Tim, Bartlett, Helen and Carroll, Matthew (2011) Mentoring Australian emerging researchers in aging: Evaluation of a pilot mentoring scheme. Educational Gerontology, 37 8: 703-714. doi:10.1080/03601271003723594

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Author Henwood, Tim
Bartlett, Helen
Carroll, Matthew
Title Mentoring Australian emerging researchers in aging: Evaluation of a pilot mentoring scheme
Journal name Educational Gerontology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0360-1277
1521-0472
Publication date 2011-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03601271003723594
Volume 37
Issue 8
Start page 703
End page 714
Total pages 12
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A survey of Australian emerging researchers in aging identified the need for greater professional development and networking opportunities. To address this, a formal mentorship scheme was developed and evaluated. Fourteen postgraduate researchers (protégés) were matched by discipline and research interest to experienced academics (mentors). Evaluation revealed that participants were satisfied with the mentoring relationships, frequency of communication, and with the scheme overall. Participants also felt the scheme had important benefits for protégé development. This study shows that formal mentoring can promote professional development among emerging researchers in aging. This may prove a useful strategy for enhancing capacity building in gerontology.
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