|The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between mentoring relationships and
job satisfaction in academic advisors. More specifically, the study focused on the academic
advisor as the mentee in the relationship and to see if there was a correlation between that
relationship and job satisfaction. Participants were academic advisors in Alabama, who were
employed by two- and four-year public institutions. An online survey was sent to all participants
to ask about their experience with mentoring as well as their job satisfaction. Correlation tests, ttests
and chi square were all utilized to analyze the relationship between mentoring and job
satisfaction as well as the difference in between those who were mentored and those who were
not mentored. A correlation was found between mentoring relationship and job satisfaction.
Another finding was those who were mentored also mentor others in the field of academic
advising. This study also looked at subsections of job satisfaction for academic advisors. This
study contributes to the literature about job satisfaction and the relationship to participating in a
mentoring relationship for academic advisors. This study also provides additional information
about job satisfaction and the subsections of job satisfaction in academic advisors in Alabama.
|Education Foundation, Leadership, and Technology
|An Examination of Academic Advisors' Mentoring Experiences and the Impact on Job Satisfaction