A longitudinal examination of the influence of mentoring on organizational commitment and turnover

Stephanie C. Payne, Ann H Huffman

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Over 1,000 U.S. Army officers responded to two surveys over a two-year period. Results indicated that mentoring was positively related to affective commitment and continuance commitment and negatively related to "turnover behavior.". The relationship with affective commitment was moderated by the conditions of mentorship (supervisory versus nonsupervisory) but not by the type of mentoring support provided (career-related versus psychosocial). Affective commitment partially mediated the negative relationship between mentoring and actual turnover behavior ten years later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-168
Number of pages11
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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