Mentoring experiences of women in graduate education: Factors that matter

Andrea Dixon Rayle, Veronica Bordes, Angela Zapata, Patricia Arredondo, Marie Christine Rutter, Christina Howard

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This exploratory study focused on the mentoring experiences of women faculty members and graduate students within a counseling psychology graduate program. Results from semistructured 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalCurrent Issues in Education
StatePublished - Oct 9 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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