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Moderating mentoring relationships and career resilience: Role of conscientiousness personality disposition
Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health (2016)
  • Dr. Ridhi Arora, Assistant Professor OBHR, Thapar University
  • Dr. Santosh Rangnekar, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Abstract
Past research has shown that a protégé’s personality and workplace mentoring relationships play a crucial role in enhancing employees’ career outcomes. This study extends this by empirically examining the moderating effects of the Big Five personality trait of conscientiousness on mentoring and career resilience relationship in the Indian context. The data were collected from 254 participants employed in public and private sector organizations in North India. Consistent with expectations, the authors found that the relationship between both categories of mentoring (psychosocial and career mentoring) and career resilience is stronger for the managers who score high on conscientiousness personality in contrast to those with low scores on this factor. The implications and future research directions are discussed in the article.
Keywords
  • Career resilience,
  • careers,
  • conscientiousness,
  • mentoring,
  • personality
Publication Date
Winter January 12, 2016
DOI
10.1080/15555240.2015.1074052
Citation Information
To cite this article: Ridhi Arora & Santosh Rangnekar (2016) Moderating mentoring relationships and career resilience: Role of conscientiousness personality disposition, Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 31:1, 19-36 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15555240.2015.1074052