EXPLORING THE ROLE OF MENTORING IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS PH.D. TRAINING
By: Perry, Gregory M.
Perry, Gregory M., EXPLORING THE ROLE OF MENTORING IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS PH.D. TRAINING, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 21, Issue 1, July 1996, Pages 18-30
Mentoring is used in many fields to prepare graduate students for a professional career. This study focuses on mentoring of Ph.D. students in agricultural economics, including the effects of mentoring on expected research output and students' satisfaction with time spent with their major professor. The sink-or-swim mentoring method seems to create the most discord among students and also negatively influences expected research output. The students' gender and citizenship seem to also impact expected output.