The Influence of the Mentoring Function and Mentor Trust on the Intention to Reparticipate in the Mentoring Program: Focused on University Students in Fashion Related Departments

멘토링 기능과 멘토 신뢰가 멘토링 프로그램 재참여의도에 미치는 영향: 패션관련학과 대학생을 중심으로

  • Park, Hyun Hee (School of Business Administration, Kyungpook National University)
  • Received : 2012.07.06
  • Accepted : 2012.08.13
  • Published : 2012.10.30


The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of the mentoring function and mentor trust on the intention to reparticipate in the mentoring program, focusing on university students in fashion related departments. To achieve the purpose, research was conducted through a survey questionnaire. The questionnaire data from 223 university students in fashion related departments who experienced mentoring programs were analyzed. SPSS 18.0 and AMOS 7.0 statistical packages were used to investigate a structural model and test research hypotheses. The results derived from the analysis of the questionnaire survey were summarized as follows. First, the result showed that the mentoring function was composed of three factors: a sensitivity developmental function, psychosocial function, and fashion career developmental function. Second, the sensitivity developmental function, psychosocial function, and fashion career developmental function positively affected mentor trust. Third, the sensitivity developmental function positively affected the intention to reparticipate in the mentoring program, while the psychosocial function and fashion career developmental function did not influence the intention to reparticipate in the mentoring program. Fourth, mentor trust positively influenced the intention to reparticipate in the mentoring program. The results of the current study would be useful for the professor and university administrator who would like to establish a mentoring program in a fashion related department, by exploring the relation of mentoring function, mentor trust and the intention to reparticipate in the mentoring program.



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