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The impact of role modeling on protégés' personal learning and work-to-family enrichment

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Journal publication date10/2010
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Journal number2
Volume77
Number of pages10
Pages313-322
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The present study investigates the impact of role modeling as perceived by protégés on their personal learning (i.e., relational job learning and personal skill development) and work-to-family enrichment (WFE). Results from a two-wave field survey of 173 protégés in the People's Republic of China indicate that role modeling positively affects relational job learning and personal skill development. However, personal skill development rather than relational job learning was found to be positively related to WFE and to mediate the relationship between role modeling and WFE. The theoretical and managerial implications of these findings are discussed.