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Effect of Mentoring Practice on employee’s Performance: A Case Study of Abia State University Uturu, Nigeria

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Uchenna Onyemaechi , Nkechi Ikpeazu ,

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Volume 8 - February 2019 (02)

Abstract

This work examined the effect of mentoring practice on employees’ performance. The rate at which new universities are springing up and the attendant mobility of academic staff, the increasing demographic changes among lecturers, the falling standards of educations, increasing cases of staff disillusionment and disorientation  made this study necessary. The objectives of the study were; to identify the nature of the relationship between knowledge transfer mentoring and career growth of junior lecturers and to establish the nature of the relationship between the psychosocial functions of mentoring and career adjustment of junior lecturers. To achieve the objectives, a survey research design was adopted. The techniques employed in analyzing the data were descriptive statistics and the spearman rank correlation coefficient. The results indicated that there is a positive and significant relationship between knowledge transfer mentoring and career growth of junior lecturers. It was also found that there is a positive and significant relationship between psychosocial functions of a mentor and career adjustment of junior lecturers. Based on the findings, the researcher concluded that mentoring practice has an effect on employee performance. It was recommended among others that management of Abia State University should make mentoring an academic responsibility for certain categories of lecturers. That is making it mandatory through a policy instrument with associated incentives for Readers and Professors to engage in mentoring junior colleagues.

Keywords

Mentoring practice, employee performance.

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