Core Virtues for the Practice of Mentoring

Volume
Volume 29
Issue
Summer 2001
Title
Core Virtues for the Practice of Mentoring
Abstract

Mentoring relationships in psychology and other fields are often long-term, complex, and multifaceted. Although mentoring is associated with a host of benefits and positive outcomes for proteges, excellent mentoring requires careful attention to potential ethical concerns. In this article, we review mentoring literature from the education and management fields, as well as spiritual-direction literature, with attention to the traits and virtues of mentors. We argue for the relevance of mentor character virtues and propose that three central virtues (integrity, courage, and care) offer a solid starting point for theory and research relevant to the significance of mentor character. We conclude with a discussion of implications for training and research in psychology.

Authors
Dr. P.F. Wilson and Dr. W.B. Johnson
Pages
121 - 130
Price
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