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Table 3 Comparison of mentors' gains at 6 months and 1 year versus pre-mentoring expectations

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

Mentor expectations Expected#
(pre-mentoring)
(%)
Gained#
(6 months)
(%)
Ratio of
Gain: Expectation
(6 months)
Expected
(pre-mentoring)
(%)
Gained
(1 year)
(%)
Ratio of Gain: Expectation
(1 year)
Satisfaction in seeing people progress 18/28 (64) 20/28 (71) 1.11 (p = 0.79) 16/24 (67) 18/24 (75) 1.13 (p = 0.77)
To see junior staff develop and grow 16/28 (57) 14/28 (50) 0.88 (p = 0.69) 14/24 (58) 13/24 (54) 0.93 (p = 1.00)
Helping to solve problems 13/28 (46) 18/36 (64) 1.38 (p = 0.30) 10/24 (42) 18/24 (75) 1.80 (p = 0.04*)
Helping women advance their careers 15/28 (54) 17/28 (61) 1.13 (p = 0.73) 12/24 (50) 11/24 (46) 0.92 (p = 1.00)
Helping to remove obstacles to career 9/28 (32) 8/28 (29) 0.89 (p = 1.00) 7/24 (29) 6/24 (25) 0.86 (p = 1.00)
A good relationship with my mentee 8/28 (29) 20/28 (71) 2.50 (p = 0.002*) 8/24 (33) 16/24 (67) 2.00 (p = 0.04*)
  1. #28 mentors completed all expectation and gain items at both the prementoring and 6 month survey
  2. 24 mentors completed all expectation and gain items at both the prementoring and 1 year survey *- p < 0.05