Psychosocial Factors as Predictors of Mentoring among Physicians

Jeganathan Venkatesh, Dhandapani Balaji


The purpose of this paper is to examine the psychosocial factors that predict mentoring among physicians. Evaluation were concerning on self-esteem, locus of control, emotional intelligence and demographic factors with respect psychological factors of Physicians. Suggestions of the findings from this study is that counseling and industrial psychologists should let the employees know the significance of mentoring and the factors that predict it among physicians in the workplace. It is recommended that formal mentoring should be introduced into various work organizations and career counselors employed to advocate the workers on what they set to gain from developing mentoring relationships. This study is able to demonstrate that some psychosocial factors are linear predictors mildly associated with mentoring among physicians. Career counselors, personal psychologists and physicians will find the results from this study it is useful when they are considering factors that could predict mentioning relationships among physicians. Results discovered that self-esteem, locus of control, emotional intelligence, age, job status and possessions are linear predictors mildly associated to mentoring but gender is not.

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