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Apprentices' mentoring relationships: The role of 'significant others' and supportive relationships across the work-life domains

Corney, Tim and du Plessis, Karin (2011) Apprentices' mentoring relationships: The role of 'significant others' and supportive relationships across the work-life domains. In: Apprentices: Young people in transition. Corney, Tim and du Plessis, Karin, eds. Incolink and Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, Calton, VIC, pp. 17-32.

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Abstract

A study of 106 male apprentices working in the building and construction industry examined the occurrence of mentoring relationships. The results indicate that apprentices identify a range of mentors in their lives, predominantly in their personal lives, and that the majority of these relationships develop organically. In particular, apprentices value the psychosocial support that these mentoring relationships provide. Findings from the study support an expanded definition of mentoring to include significant others. Recommendations include encouraging the development of young working men’s social networks as a key factor in promoting social support and increasing apprentice retention

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9780646551883
Uncontrolled Keywords: skilled-trade, apprenticeships, Australia, mentoring, mentors, relationships, career development,building industry, construction industry, psychosocial support, social support
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Depositing User: Ms Marcia Millard
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2014 06:27
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 06:50
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/25336
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