This online study examines the relationship between job satisfaction and mentoring among 56 mental health supervisors and employees in a large county mental health agency. Participants were asked to complete the Alleman Mentoring Scales Questionnaire, and the job Descriptive Index and the Job in General Scale, which measure job satisfaction. Descriptive statistics, Fisher's exact test, multivariate analysis of variance, and multiple linear regressions were completed. The findings reveal that mental health workers involved in mentoring relationships with their supervisors had higher perceived job satisfaction than those who were not involved in mentoring relationships. Mentoring functions, such as sponsorship, assigning challenging tasks, and demonstrated trust, predicted job satisfaction. Recommendations include incorporating mentoring functions as part of the supervisory relationship in order to increase mental health employees' job satisfaction.
|Advisor:||Goodman, Catherine C.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Social work|
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