Creating a measurement for mentoring in employability-oriented higher education programs: Study


In a recent article for Higher Education, Wendy Nuis, Mien Segers, and Simon Beausaert describe the development of a scale for evaluating mentorship programs in employability-oriented higher education programs. After studying mentorship programs at four universities, the researchers developed a Mentoring Support Scale that assessed factors such as psychosocial support, networking support, and emotional support. “In contrast to what was expected, career support was not recognized as a separate type of support by the students,” noted the authors. “However, this finding could imply that students do not perceive career support to be a substantial mentoring function of mentoring programs in higher education.”

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