Latent structure of mentoring function scales

Tian, Kelly Tepper, Shaffer, Brian C. and Tepper, Bennett J. 1996, Latent structure of mentoring function scales, Educational and psychological measurement, vol. 56, no. 5, pp. 848-857.

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Title Latent structure of mentoring function scales
Author(s) Tian, Kelly Tepper
Shaffer, Brian C.
Tepper, Bennett J.
Journal name Educational and psychological measurement
Volume number 56
Issue number 5
Start page 848
End page 857
Total pages 10
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 1996-10
ISSN 0013-1644
1552-3888
Summary The latent structure of a 16-item mentoring function instrument was analyzed with the responses of 568 full-time employees. Features of the analyses included (a) assessment of the items' distributional properties (i.e., skewness and kurtosis); (b) assessment of the factor structure using the Satorra-Bentler scaled test statistic; and (c) evaluation of the instrument's invariance across sex. Confirmatory factor analyses using the scaled chi-square supported a two-factor oblique model that consisted of psychosocial and career-related mentoring functions. The invariance tests suggested that the structure was invariant across sex groups.
Language eng
Field of Research 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042507

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Management and Marketing
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