Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Extending Her Hand: A Qualitative View of the Female Mentor Experience
by Petty, Jessica E., Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University, 2020, 138; 27668532
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this qualitative, grounded theory study was to understand how organizational support of formal mentor programs impacted female mentors in management roles in the animal health industry. A semi-structured interview protocol was used to gather the data from each one-hour interview session with the 20 female leaders. The findings showed that organizational support for mentoring is currently lacking in the animal health industry and the creation of a mentor curriculum built to address the specific skills of mentorship would address unconscious bias, cross-gender mentor pairings, and an organizationally supported, structured process for mentees and mentors. These newly created mentor platforms would move the stated commitment for gender diversity to measurable action within the animal health industry.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bledsoe, Kristen
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Department: Doctoral Studies
School Location: United States -- Tennessee
Source: DAI-A 81/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Gender studies, Organizational behavior, Womens studies
Keywords: Diversity, Gender diversity, Inclusion, Leadership, Mentor, Mentorship
Publication Number: 27668532
ISBN: 9781392817292
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