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Table 2 Comparison of mentees' pre-mentoring expectations versus achievements at 6 months and 1 year

From: One year outcomes of a mentoring scheme for female academics: a pilot study at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

Mentee expectations Expected#
(pre-mentoring)
(%)
Achieved#
(6 months)
(%)
Ratio of Expectation: Achievement
(6 months)
Expected#
(pre-mentoring)
(%)
Achieved#
(1 year)
(%)
Ratio of Expectation: Achievement
(1 year)
Career progression 30/34 (88) 20/34 (59) 1.50 (p = 0.03*) 23/25 (92) 10/25 (40) 2.30 (p < 0.001*)
Increased confidence 29/31 (94) 23/31 (74) 1.26 (p = 0.07) 23/25 (92) 19/25 (76) 1.21 (p = 0.22)
Development of networking skills 27/34 (79) 17/34 (50) 1.59 (p = 0.006*) 19/25 (76) 11/25 (44) 1.73 (p = 0.04*)
Better time-management 23/34 (68) 19/34 (56) 1.21 (p = 0.34) 18/25 (72) 12/25 (48) 1.50 (p = 0.15)
Better work-life balance 23/32 (72) 12/32 (38) 1.92 (p = 0.01*) 20/24 (83) 12/24 (50) 1.67 (p = 0.04*)
  1. #Denominators for each expectation/achievement vary, because not all mentees answered each item; *- p < 0.05