Employability and Job Performance as Links in the Relationship Between Mentoring Receipt and Career Success: A Study in SMEs

Nikos Bozionelos, Konstantinos Kostopoulos, Beatrice van der Heijden, Denise M. Rousseau, Giorgos Bozionelos, Thomas Hoyland, Rentao Miao, Izabela Marzec, Piotr Jedrzejowicz, Olga Epitropaki, Aslaug Mikkelsen, Dora Scholarios, Claudia Heijde

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

18 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study developed and tested a model that posited employability and job performance as intervening variables in the relationship between receipt of mentoring and career success. Participants were 207 information technology (IT) professionals employed in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in three European countries. Mentoring receipt was related to both employability and job performance. Employability mediated the relationship of mentoring receipt with objective and subjective career success, as well as its relationship with job performance. The findings indicate that receipt of mentoring is connected to job performance, a link that has hitherto lacked empirical evidence. In addition, they suggest a pivotal role for employability in the relationship of mentoring receipt with job performance and career success. Overall, this study helps unveil the mechanism through which mentoring affects career outcomes. Moreover, it shows that the benefits of mentoring hold outside the context of large corporations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-171
JournalGroup & organization management
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Fingerprint

Job performance
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Career success
Mentoring
Employability
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Receipt
Work Performance
Technology
Empirical evidence
Career outcomes
European countries
Empirical Evidence

Keywords

  • IR-100125
  • METIS-316269

Cite this

Bozionelos, N., Kostopoulos, K., van der Heijden, B., Rousseau, D. M., Bozionelos, G., Hoyland, T., ... Heijde, C. (2016). Employability and Job Performance as Links in the Relationship Between Mentoring Receipt and Career Success: A Study in SMEs. Group & organization management, 41(2), 135-171. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059601115617086
Bozionelos, Nikos ; Kostopoulos, Konstantinos ; van der Heijden, Beatrice ; Rousseau, Denise M. ; Bozionelos, Giorgos ; Hoyland, Thomas ; Miao, Rentao ; Marzec, Izabela ; Jedrzejowicz, Piotr ; Epitropaki, Olga ; Mikkelsen, Aslaug ; Scholarios, Dora ; Heijde, Claudia. / Employability and Job Performance as Links in the Relationship Between Mentoring Receipt and Career Success: A Study in SMEs. In: Group & organization management. 2016 ; Vol. 41, No. 2. pp. 135-171.
@article{8821eeb3d692473f8799b0fe746b6bda,
title = "Employability and Job Performance as Links in the Relationship Between Mentoring Receipt and Career Success: A Study in SMEs",
abstract = "This study developed and tested a model that posited employability and job performance as intervening variables in the relationship between receipt of mentoring and career success. Participants were 207 information technology (IT) professionals employed in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in three European countries. Mentoring receipt was related to both employability and job performance. Employability mediated the relationship of mentoring receipt with objective and subjective career success, as well as its relationship with job performance. The findings indicate that receipt of mentoring is connected to job performance, a link that has hitherto lacked empirical evidence. In addition, they suggest a pivotal role for employability in the relationship of mentoring receipt with job performance and career success. Overall, this study helps unveil the mechanism through which mentoring affects career outcomes. Moreover, it shows that the benefits of mentoring hold outside the context of large corporations.",
keywords = "IR-100125, METIS-316269",
author = "Nikos Bozionelos and Konstantinos Kostopoulos and {van der Heijden}, Beatrice and Rousseau, {Denise M.} and Giorgos Bozionelos and Thomas Hoyland and Rentao Miao and Izabela Marzec and Piotr Jedrzejowicz and Olga Epitropaki and Aslaug Mikkelsen and Dora Scholarios and Claudia Heijde",
year = "2016",
doi = "10.1177/1059601115617086",
language = "English",
volume = "41",
pages = "135--171",
journal = "Group & organization management",
issn = "1059-6011",
publisher = "SAGE Publications",
number = "2",

}

Bozionelos, N, Kostopoulos, K, van der Heijden, B, Rousseau, DM, Bozionelos, G, Hoyland, T, Miao, R, Marzec, I, Jedrzejowicz, P, Epitropaki, O, Mikkelsen, A, Scholarios, D & Heijde, C 2016, 'Employability and Job Performance as Links in the Relationship Between Mentoring Receipt and Career Success: A Study in SMEs' Group & organization management, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 135-171. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059601115617086

Employability and Job Performance as Links in the Relationship Between Mentoring Receipt and Career Success: A Study in SMEs. / Bozionelos, Nikos; Kostopoulos, Konstantinos; van der Heijden, Beatrice; Rousseau, Denise M.; Bozionelos, Giorgos; Hoyland, Thomas; Miao, Rentao; Marzec, Izabela; Jedrzejowicz, Piotr; Epitropaki, Olga; Mikkelsen, Aslaug; Scholarios, Dora; Heijde, Claudia.

In: Group & organization management, Vol. 41, No. 2, 2016, p. 135-171.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Employability and Job Performance as Links in the Relationship Between Mentoring Receipt and Career Success: A Study in SMEs

AU - Bozionelos, Nikos

AU - Kostopoulos, Konstantinos

AU - van der Heijden, Beatrice

AU - Rousseau, Denise M.

AU - Bozionelos, Giorgos

AU - Hoyland, Thomas

AU - Miao, Rentao

AU - Marzec, Izabela

AU - Jedrzejowicz, Piotr

AU - Epitropaki, Olga

AU - Mikkelsen, Aslaug

AU - Scholarios, Dora

AU - Heijde, Claudia

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - This study developed and tested a model that posited employability and job performance as intervening variables in the relationship between receipt of mentoring and career success. Participants were 207 information technology (IT) professionals employed in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in three European countries. Mentoring receipt was related to both employability and job performance. Employability mediated the relationship of mentoring receipt with objective and subjective career success, as well as its relationship with job performance. The findings indicate that receipt of mentoring is connected to job performance, a link that has hitherto lacked empirical evidence. In addition, they suggest a pivotal role for employability in the relationship of mentoring receipt with job performance and career success. Overall, this study helps unveil the mechanism through which mentoring affects career outcomes. Moreover, it shows that the benefits of mentoring hold outside the context of large corporations.

AB - This study developed and tested a model that posited employability and job performance as intervening variables in the relationship between receipt of mentoring and career success. Participants were 207 information technology (IT) professionals employed in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in three European countries. Mentoring receipt was related to both employability and job performance. Employability mediated the relationship of mentoring receipt with objective and subjective career success, as well as its relationship with job performance. The findings indicate that receipt of mentoring is connected to job performance, a link that has hitherto lacked empirical evidence. In addition, they suggest a pivotal role for employability in the relationship of mentoring receipt with job performance and career success. Overall, this study helps unveil the mechanism through which mentoring affects career outcomes. Moreover, it shows that the benefits of mentoring hold outside the context of large corporations.

KW - IR-100125

KW - METIS-316269

U2 - 10.1177/1059601115617086

DO - 10.1177/1059601115617086

M3 - Article

VL - 41

SP - 135

EP - 171

JO - Group & organization management

JF - Group & organization management

SN - 1059-6011

IS - 2

ER -