MENTORâ€™S ROLE IN MENTORSHIP AS A METHOD OF DEVELOPING MENTEEâ€™S SELF-CONFIDENT IN PERFORMING A TASK
Mentors often play two salient roles in mentorship programs: communication and
support. The ability of mentors to appropriately implement these roles may
have a significant impact on menteesâ€™selfconfidentin performing a task. Even though the nature of this relationship is interesting, the role of mentor as an important determinant is given less emphasized in the tertiary mentorship research literature. Therefore, this study was undertaken to measure the correlated between mentorâ€™s role in mentorship and mentees â€˜selfconfident to perform a task using self-report administered questionnaires collected from bachelor degree business student at a public research university in Peninsular Malaysia. The outcomes of SmartPLS path model displayed two major findings: first, communication was positively and significantly correlated with mentees â€˜selfconfident in performing a task, secondly, support was positively and significantly correlated with menteesâ€™ self-confident in performing a task. The result confirmed that mentorâ€™s role in mentorship does act as an essential determinant of mentees â€™selfconfident to perform a task in the studied organization. Further, discussion, implications and conclusion are elaborated.
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