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1996;56:848-857. doi: 10.1177/0013164496056005013.

Latent structure of mentoring function scales.

Educational and Psychological Measurement

Kelly Tepper, Brian C Shaffer, Bennett J Tepper

UIID-EM: 118 Bookshelf ID: 1996-01956-013 DOI: 10.1177/0013164496056005013


The latent structure of a 16-item mentoring function instrument was analyzed with the responses of 568 full-time employees. Five samples of respondents were used, to explore the responses of individuals representing diverse backgrounds and types of relationships with senior organizational counterparts. Features of the analyses included (1) assessment of the items' distributional properties (i.e., skewness and kurtosis); (2) assessment of the factor structure using the Satorra-Bentler (1988) scaled test statistic; and (3) evaluation of the instrument's invariance across sex. Confirmatory factor analyses using the scaled chi square supported a 2-factor oblique model that consisted of psychosocial and career related mentoring functions. The invariance tests suggested that the structure was invariant across sex groups. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

Keywords: latent factor structure of mentoring function instrument

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