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Sustainability 2017, 9(2), 181; doi:10.3390/su9020181

Exploratory Study Examining the Joint Impacts of Mentoring and Managerial Coaching on Organizational Commitment

Division of Interdisciplinary Industrial Studies, Hanyang University, 222 Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 04763, Korea
Academic Editor: Marc A. Rosen
Received: 27 June 2016 / Revised: 20 January 2017 / Accepted: 20 January 2017 / Published: 26 January 2017
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A number of organizations have adopted coaching and mentoring interventions to discover and foster the potential capabilities of employees. These practices are seen as competitive drivers to cultivate innovation and creativity in turbulent business environments. However, the literature has not investigated the question of how coaching and mentoring are interrelated. By examining this connection, this study explores the joint effects of these practices on the organizational commitment of employees. The results from survey data of 247 employees, who were coachees as well as protégés at the same time, from 17 companies in South Korea suggested that mentoring moderates the positive relationship between managerial coaching and organizational commitment. In addition, the moderating effects also depended on the extent of the homogeneity of their coach and mentor. The positive relationship between managerial coaching and organizational commitment strongly increased with conditions of higher mentoring and lower homogeneity of coach and mentor. Conversely, the relationship became negative when both mentoring practice and the homogeneity of coach and mentor were low. These results could provide practical implications to organizations that are concurrently adopting both coaching and mentoring programs by helping managers to better understand their joint effects. View Full-Text
Keywords: managerial coaching; mentoring; homogeneity; organizational commitment managerial coaching; mentoring; homogeneity; organizational commitment
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Woo, H.R. Exploratory Study Examining the Joint Impacts of Mentoring and Managerial Coaching on Organizational Commitment. Sustainability 2017, 9, 181.

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