Title: Examining traditional mentoring functioning scale considering reverse mentoring and the work characteristics of millennials

Authors: Yin-Che Chen

Addresses: Graduate Institute of Human Resource Development, National Hsinchu University of Education, 521 Nanda Rd., Hsinchu City 30014, Taiwan

Abstract: With the identification of millennial professional characteristics and advancing Information Technology (IT), traditional mentoring relationships and methods are gradually shifting towards a reverse-mentoring system. This study reviewed a scale on traditional mentoring functions from the combined perspectives of reverse mentoring and millennial professional characteristics in Taiwan. The results provide organisations with a reference for quantitative evaluations when they promote and execute reverse mentoring. Finally, the proposed scale establishes an empirical foundation to quantify reverse-mentoring systems.

Keywords: reverse mentoring; common method variance; exploratory factor analysis; item analysis; mentoring functioning scale; millennial professional characteristics; information technology; Taiwan.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2014.062931

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2014 Vol.14 No.3, pp.205 - 219

Received: 05 Jul 2013
Accepted: 30 Sep 2013

Published online: 28 Oct 2014 *

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