R Arora, S Rangnekar International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 2017
In this study, we attempted to validate Noe’s (1988) Mentoring Functions Scale on a sample of 363 managerial employees working in public and private sector organisations in North India. Further, we also analysed the influence of demographic variables on mentoring relationships in the Indian context. The results provided support for the two-dimensional factor-structure of mentoring functions in consonance with Noe’s (1988) study and Kram’s (1985) conceptualization. In terms of demographics linkage with mentoring functions, managers from older age-groups were found to carry strong perceptions about psychosocial mentoring in contrast to younger managers. Overall, the current research not only highlighted the potential utility of the measure in the Indian context but also suggested useful mentoring specific interventions that could be practised by the Indian organisations for sustaining managers’ career growth and development.