Roya, Karami and Ismail, Maimunah and Abdul Wahat, Nor Wahiza and Omar, Zoharah (2011) Influence of mentoring on achievement motivation in leadership role as perceived by extension workers in Iran. In: 12th International Conference on HRD Research and Practice Across Europe:Sustaining Growth Through Human Resource Development, 25-27 May 2011, University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham,UK.
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Purpose-The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of mentoring on achievement motivation in leadership role by considering the mediating effect of self-efficiacy. The study focuses on extension workers because leadership is a fundamental task of these human resource professionals. Design/Methodology/Approach-The respondents of this study were 123 extension workers of Jihad-e-Agriculture organizations of Kermanshah and Tehran provinces, Iran. Sample size was determined using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) procedures. A questionnaire was prepared as the instrument of the study and it was distributed using 'drop-and-pick' procedures to the respondents. Achievement motivation was measured through three dimensions, namely aspiration, mastery and salience. Self-efficacy was assessed using General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE).Mentoring was measured based on its career function. Findings-The study results show that extensions workers' self-efficacy is significantly increased by mentoring, and self-efficacy is positively related to achievement motivation. The study further supports the partial meadiating effect of self-efficacy on the relationship between mentoring and achievement mootivation of the extension workers. Practical implications-The study has practical implications in mentoring at the workplace. Organizations could see the potential of mentoring as a powerful learning and development strategy which could be used in employee training at workplace. Originality/Value-This article offers a valuable insight into the role of mentoring on achievement motivation in leadership role by considering the mediating effect of self-efficacy based on the context of extension system in Iran.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keyword:||Extension workers,Leadership role,Achievement motivation,Mentoring,Self-Efficacy,Iran|
|Faculty or Institute:||Faculty of Educational Studies|
|Deposited On:||08 Sep 2011 09:12|
|Last Modified:||22 Nov 2013 01:29|
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