Research mentoring and men in clinical psychology

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This study explored the question of whether a man's choice to do research during his career as a clinical psychologist is associated with his having had a research mentor. A sample of 519 men with PhD degrees in clinical psychology completed a survey about their experiences with research mentors. Data show that research mentoring was positively related to whether these men did research during their careers and whether they became research mentors for others. Gender of the research mentor was not significantly related to whether these men chose to do research. The participants' responses suggest that a model of mentoring that includes relevant training and practical experience with high-responsibility research tasks may increase the likelihood that male clinical psychologists will do research during their careers.


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Psychology of Men & Masculinity

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Dohm, F. A., & Cummings, W. (2003). Research mentoring and men in clinical psychology. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 4(2), 149-153.



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