STUDY: ‘AFFECTIVE TRUST’ BOOSTS MENTOR LEARNING

By Liz Hall Mentee learning is enhanced by their personal bond with their mentor – the ‘affective trust’ in the relationship – and how much they perceive their organisation to be supporting them, suggests a paper by Stephen Bear from Fairleigh Dickinson University. In the paper, published in the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, Bear shares findings from a study within a US-based organisation in the healthcare sector and an extensive literature review. His findings highlight the importance of affective trust, which refers to trust based on the personal bond and sharing of positive affect between two […]

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