n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Can mentoring qualities be measured? : chapter 35

Special issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



The development of mentor - protégé relationship is very important in organizations; it helps in developing leadership and the careers of the protégées and in tackling projects.

Armstrong (2000) defined mentoring as the process of using especially selected and trained people to provide guidance and advice which will help to develop the careers of the protégées. It is needed at all levels and in all professions. This is why we have included the established professional of medicine, law, survey and the unestablished professions. Mentoring seeks to complement learning on the job, it also complements formal training. The mentors act as parental figures with which protégées can discuss their problems.

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