BUILDING COMMITMENT, SATISFACTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT: EXAMINING THE ROLE OF MENTORING
Hassan, A. and Thaer, B., International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Mentoring is a popular organizational socialization exercise to provide advises, counsels and career guidance to new employee by a more experienced employee. Evidence indicates that mentoring experience is one of the important predictors of employees' career development and success. The paper reports the findings of a study conducted in a large size organization to examine the effects of mentoring on employees' career progression, commitment and satisfaction. The study design included two groups of employees (a) mentored (n = 47) and (b) non-mentored (n = 56), who were matched on several background variables. The data pertaining to their career progression, commitment to the organization, intention to turnover, and job satisfaction were collected with the help of a questionnaire. The results indicated significant differences between the two groups suggesting that mentoring contributed to the employees' performance, commitment and job satisfaction.