Development and Construct Validation of the Mentor Behavior Scale

Mar. 15, 2015

Source: Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, Volume 23, Issue 1, 2015, Pages 54-75

This study aimed to construct and validate a tool to measure the supportive behaviors of mentors participating in school-based mentoring programs.
The mentor behavior scale (MBS) was developed drawing on the premises of the mentoring sociomotivational model.
Two hundred and fifty-three (253) college students participating in an eight-month school-based mentoring program completed an experimental version of the MBS and different measures of the quality of the mentoring relationship at two times during the program.

The questionnaire has good internal consistency coefficients and adequate factorial structure, with the exception of the factor autonomy support. Moreover, three dimensions of the MBS predict mentoring relationship quality and the perceived usefulness of the intervention. Recommendations for the use and improvement of the MSB are proposed.

Updated: Jan. 01, 2017