publication . Article . 2010

Mentoring to develop research self- efficacy, with particular reference to previously disadvantaged individuals

S. Schulze;
Open Access English
  • Published: 26 Jul 2010
  • Publisher: Scriber Editorial Systems
Abstract
The development of inexperienced researchers is crucial. In response to the lack of research self-efficacy of many previously disadvantaged individuals, the article examines how mentoring can enhance the research self-efficacy of mentees. The study is grounded in the self-efficacy theory (SET) - an aspect of the social cognitive theory (SCT). Insights were gained from an in-depth study of SCT, SET and mentoring, and from a completed mentoring project. This led to the formulation of three basic principles. Firstly, institutions need to provide supportive environmental conditions that facilitate research self-efficacy. This implies a supportive and efficient colle...
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free text keywords: mentor previously disadvantaged individuals protégés self-efficacy, research self-efficacy, theory social cognitive theory, mentor protégés selfdoeltreffendheid, navorsing selfdoeltreffendheid, teorie sosiaal kognitiewe teorie voorheen-benadeelde individue, Mentor, Previously Disadvantaged Individuals, Proteges, Self-Efficacy Research, Self-Efficacy Theory, Social Cognitive Theory, Practical Theology, BV1-5099, Moral theology, BV4625-4780, Coaching, business.industry, business, Disadvantaged, Self-efficacy, Applied psychology, Social psychology, Role model, Reward system, Psychology
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