Effects of Mentoring on Job Satisfaction Among Military Academicians

By Carla Sizer.

Published by The Organization Collection

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This correlational field study examined the effect of mentoring relationships on job satisfaction and examined faculty member’s perceptions of the effectiveness of the mentoring relationship. Many factors cause faculty members to leave the field of academia, and the cost to replace employees is expensive. Mentoring relationships relate significantly and positively to job satisfaction. By understanding the protégés perception of the mentoring relationship, organizations can find ways to improve the employee’s performance, thus assisting organizations to maintain a competitive advantage. The sample used for this study was military and civilian faculty located at the United States Air Force Academy. Of the 614 solicited participants, 176 responded for a response rate of 29%. Findings suggest that faculty members with mentors have higher levels of job satisfaction than faculty members without mentors. The perceptions of protégés with regard to the effectiveness of the mentoring relationship on job satisfaction did not reveal significant results.

Keywords: Mentoring, Job Satisfaction, Military Faculty

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 9, Issue 8, pp.75-134. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.651MB).

Dr. Carla Sizer

Program Manager, University of Phoenix, Colorado Springs, USA

Dr. Carla Sizer recently retired from the United States Air Force after 21 years of honorable service. Her last military duty station was as an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at the United States Air Force Academy, where she taught Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. Dr. Sizer currently works for the Department of Defense at Peterson Air Force Base as a Program Manager, where she manages space control sensor programs. Dr. Sizer’s interests include mentoring others and public speaking. Dr. Sizer completed her undergraduate work at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in Healthcare Management, her graduate work was accomplished at Georgia College and State University in Public Administration, and she earned her Doctorate in Management and Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.

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