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Gender differences in preferences for mentoring styles and topics in academic medicine in Japan / 医学教育
Medical Education ; : 1-7, 2014.
Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-378096
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ABSTRACT

Objective:

To evaluate gender differences in mentee’s preference for mentoring styles and topics in academic medicine in Japan.<br>

Methods:

We conducted a cross-sectional questionnaire survey of mentees at 6 graduate schools of medicine in Japan from December 2011 through January 2012. The study participants were 1700 Japanese-speaking graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The primary outcome was the percentage of respondents who desired to be mentored with a particular style or topic.<br>

Results:

A total of 676 (227 women) mentees responded to the survey. Women were less likely than men to prefer a hierarchical mentoring relationship (men, 82%; women, 71%; p=0.001) but were more likely to desire a mentor for career consultationmen, 51%; women, 64%; p=0.001). Women were more likely than men to want guidance in developing a research portfolio (men, 85%; women, 90%; p=0.04), in computer skills/statistical skills (men, 68%; women, 81%; p=0.001), and in long-term career planningmen, 38%; women, 50%; p=0.003).<br>

Conclusion:

Women mentees in Japan express different preferences for mentoring styles and topics from men. Mentors in Japan must take these differences into consideration.

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