The Work Context and Mentoring: Do Job Characteristics Influence Mentoring Received?
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OriginalversjonWaaland, T. (2021). The work context and mentoring: Do job characteristics influence mentoring received? Nordic Studies in Education, 41(4), 349–364. 10.23865/nse.v41.3487
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of job characteristics on mentoring received. A survey questionnaire was sent to 435 employees from 29 preschools in Norway and 284 responses were returned, a response rate of 65.3%. Exploratory factor analysis and stepwise regression analysis were used to analyze the data while age was used as a control variable. The results reveal that social support and feedback from others have a significant influence on mentoring received, indicating that coordination of work based on these job characteristics could promote mentoring received in preschools.