Mentoring Minds Want to Know
Many people attribute part of their professional success to having a mentor. To learn more about why this is, Olivet Nazarene University surveyed 3,000 people about professional mentor-mentee relationships to see what they look like in 2019. Here’s what the survey found:
- 76% of people think mentors are important, but only 37% of people currently have one.
- Most people opt for same-sex mentors (69% women, 82% men).
- People with mentors are happier at their current jobs than those without.
- Only 14% of mentor relationships started by asking someone to be their mentor; 61% of those relationships developed naturally.
- The average length of current mentorships is 3.3 years.
- The frequency of in-person meetings is less than once per month (excluding instances where mentors/mentees interact daily).
- The average time spent talking per month is 4 hours. For more information, visit: https://online.olivet.edu/research-statisticson-professional-mentors