Year of Publication
Communication and Information Studies
Derek R. Lane
Utilizing social support as the theoretical foundation for this research, the study proposes and tests the Mentoring Relational Process Model (MRPM). The influence of support sought, relational maintenance strategies, and support obtained on the critical graduate outcomes of relational satisfaction, research self-efficacy, perceived time-todegree, and relational quality is examined. Data collected from 310 doctoral students through an online survey is used to test the MRPM. Over 50% of the variance in relational satisfaction and relational quality, respectively, is predicted by the MRPM. Research selfefficacy and perceived time-to-degree were not well-predicted by the current data.
Cavendish, Sarah Elizabeth, "MENTORING MATTERS: THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL SUPPORT AND RELATIONAL MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES ON CRITICAL OUTCOMES IN DOCTORAL EDUCATION" (2007). University of Kentucky Doctoral Dissertations. 498.