Title

Theoretical Development, Factorial Validity, and Reliability of the Online Graduate Mentoring Scale

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2014

Originally Published In

Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning

Volume Number

22

Issue Number

1

Page Numbers

20-37

Abstract

In this study, we sought to confirm the theoretical framework underlying an Online Graduate Mentoring Scale by establishing the scale’s factorial validity and reliability. Analysis of data received from doctoral students and alumni/ae of the College of Education of one large, online, accredited university reduced the initial theoretical framework from seven to six attributes, and resulted in a revision of the scale. Further research is needed to test the theoretical framework with other relevant populations and to refine the scale itself by reducing skewness and attaining item balance.