Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
This study investigated and described the undergraduate mentoring experiences of women executives in business, government and higher education in the state of Iowa;The sample was composed of women who attended postsecondary institutions, who held positions of administrative or managerial responsibility in their profession and who had mentors as undergraduates. Fifty-two (35.6%) women executives met these three criteria;Surveys were received from 67% (159 of 237) of women executives. Due to the ineligibility of 13 (8%) respondents, only 61% (146 of 159) of returned surveys were used for data analysis. In addition to generating demographic characteristics on participants, the survey solicited data concerning the undergraduate mentors, the nature of the undergraduate mentoring experience and the influence of undergraduate mentoring on women executives. Frequencies, cross-tabulation and the Chi-square Test of Independence were used to analyze the data;From the findings of this study, it was concluded that: (1) undergraduate mentoring relationships of women executives conformed to the mentoring model practiced in the world of work; (2) the undergraduate mentoring experiences of women executives influenced their career development as undergraduates and as professionals; (3) women executives in the study were primarily mentored by women as undergraduates; and (4) women executives, as professionals, mentored women exclusively.
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Brenda Joyce Greene
Greene, Brenda Joyce, "Undergraduate mentoring experiences of women executives in government, higher education and business " (1987). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 8539.