Title

Development of trust in electronic mentoring relationships

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

With the rising number of geographically dispersed workers and employees working from home (telecommuting), mentoring relationships are being supported, to various degrees, by Computer-Mediated Communications (CMC). The purpose of this study is to increase understanding of the challenges of developing trust in mentoring partnerships when face-to-face communication is very limited. Five female business leaders participated in a focus group discussion on this topic. In-depth interviews were performed with five additional managers. The results of the qualitative analysis were used to create a research model on the impact of CMC Use on the Development of Trust in Electronic Mentoring.

Publisher's Statement

Publisher’s version of record: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJNVO.2008.016001

Publication Title

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations