This exploratory study focused on the mentoring experiences of women faculty members and graduate students within a counseling psychology graduate program. Results from semi-structured interviews and focus groups identified the women’s contextual mentoring experiences in higher education and highlighted several factors that contribute to mentorship experiences unique to women in graduate higher education. Findings demonstrate the importance of relational mentoring relationships and investment by mentors. Implications for building upon mentoring theories for women and future research are discussed.
Rayle, Andrea Dixon; Bordes, Veronica; Zapata, Angela; Arredondo, Patricia; Rutter Goodworth, Marie-Christine; and Howard, Christina, "Mentoring Experiences of Women in Graduate Education: Factors that Matter" (2006). Faculty Publications - Grad School of Clinical Psychology. 248.