Employability and job performance as links in the relationship between mentoring receipt and career success: a study in SMEs
Bozionelos, Nikos; Kostopoulos, Konstantinos; Van der Heijden, Beatrice; Rousseau, Denise M.; Bozionelos, Giorgos; Hoyland, Thomas; Miao, Rentao; Marzec, Izabela; Jędrzejowicz, Piotr; Epitropaki, Olga; Mikkelsen, Aslaug; Scholarios, Dora; Van der Heijde, Claudia
Beatrice Van der Heijden
Denise M. Rousseau
Dr Thomas Hoyland T.Hoyland@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer, Human Resource Managment and Organisational Behaviour
Claudia Van der Heijde
This study developed and tested a model that posited employability and job performance as intervening variables in the relationship between receipt of mentoring and career success. Participants were 207 information technology (IT) professionals employed in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in three European countries. Mentoring receipt was related to both employability and job performance. Employability mediated the relationship of mentoring receipt with objective and subjective career success, as well as its relationship with job performance. The findings indicate that receipt of mentoring is connected to job performance, a link that has hitherto lacked empirical evidence. In addition, they suggest a pivotal role for employability in the relationship of mentoring receipt with job performance and career success. Overall, this study helps unveil the mechanism through which mentoring affects career outcomes. Moreover, it shows that the benefits of mentoring hold outside the context of large corporations.
Bozionelos, N., Kostopoulos, K., Van der Heijden, B., Rousseau, D. M., Bozionelos, G., Hoyland, T., …Van der Heijde, C. (2016). Employability and job performance as links in the relationship between mentoring receipt and career success: a study in SMEs. Group & organization management, 41(2), 135-171. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059601115617086
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Sep 4, 2015|
|Online Publication Date||Nov 30, 2015|
|Deposit Date||Dec 21, 2015|
|Publicly Available Date||Nov 23, 2017|
|Journal||Group and organization management|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Mentoring receipt, Employability, Job performance, Career success, Mediation, SMEs, IT professionals, Non-Anglo-Saxon|
|Additional Information||This is an authors' accepted manuscript of an article published in Group and organization management, 2016, v.41 issue 2.|
©2015 University of Hull
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