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dc.contributor.advisorBrunsma, David L.eng
dc.contributor.authorDua, Priyaeng
dc.date.issued2005eng
dc.date.submitted2005 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (December 12, 2006)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2005.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Sociology.eng
dc.description.abstractThere has been much research on gender inequality in higher education and the benefits of mentoring. However, since mentoring has been a predominantly male experience, most research with female students focuses on advising relationships. However, for women, there is a significant difference between experiences of advising and mentoring with problematic effects for women. Attrition rates are high for men and women; however, the causes of female attrition are unique and possibly related to their mentoring experiences. It is important to explore how department members shape department culture, which in turn, shapes the activities members engage in. This study explores how department-level and gender-related characteristics are related to informal and formal mentoring in graduate departments of sociology. Bivariate correlations indicated that these characteristics, gender-related characteristics in particular, had significant relationships with mentoring. This study concludes with a discussion of these relationships, an overview of policy implications, and suggestions for future research.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb57313325eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4290
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshMentoring in educationeng
dc.subject.lcshUniversities and colleges -- Departmentseng
dc.subject.lcshUniversities and colleges -- Graduate workeng
dc.titleDesperately seeking mentors: the impact of department-level and gender related characteristics on mentoring in graduate department of sociologyeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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