Mentoring Women to Advance Within Leadership Positions as International Physical Educators

in Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal
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The purpose of this study was to explore the reasons for mentoring women to advance within leadership positions as international physical educators. The study focused on the following within international physical education departments: (a) individual reasons for mentoring women, (b) organizational factors that inhibit or facilitate the ability to mentor women, (c) protégé characteristics that attract mentors to women protégés, and (d) outcomes associated with mentoring women. A phenomenological research design was chosen to examine the mentoring relationship. A group of women from a wide variety of colleges and universities were con at the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW) conference (N = 5). The primary means of collecting data were in-depth interviews. A constant comparative analysis was used throughout the study. The study provided valuable information for mentors wanting to find ways to successfully mentor women to advance within leadership positions as interna academic physical educators.

Glenna G. Bower, Ph.D. University of Southern Indiana 8600 University Blvd Evansville, IN 47712 E-mail: gbower@usi.edu Phone: (812) 465-1265 Fax: (812) 465-7094

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