Online mentoring bridges the gaps between mentors and protégés of the Air National Guard based on the part-time nature and geographic separation of the members. With the implementation of online mentoring programs, the relationship between ageism and technology is often overlooked. The purpose of this qualitative, phenomenological study was to explore the lived perceptions of prospective mentors, enlisted Baby Boomer members of an Air National Guard unit in a New England state, and their willingness to participate in an online mentoring program. Research participants completed six interview questions through e-mail. A modified van Kaam method by Moustakas (1994) was used to analyze collected data. Conclusions were that in-person contact was necessary within an online mentoring program.
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 69/08, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Management, Military history, Military studies|
|Keywords:||Air Force, Baby Boomers, Generations, Mentoring, National Guard, Online mentoring, Sociotechnical systems theory|
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