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dc.contributor.advisor Ni, Lan
dc.creator Jordan, Erin
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-28T18:31:21Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-28T18:31:21Z
dc.date.created 2012-05
dc.date.issued 2012-06-28
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10657/ETD-UH-2012-05-398
dc.description.abstract This study examined the role of mentorship in assisting African Americans in public relations with promotion, salary growth, retention, job satisfaction and overcoming racial barriers. In-depth interviews were used to explore the relationship between career success and mentorship in careers of eleven African American public relations practitioners. The social exchange theory, leader-member exchange theory and perceived organizational support were used to guide this study. Mentoring was shown to contribute to career success, which includes a direct link to job satisfaction and retention, and an indirect link to promotion and salary growth. Additionally, mentorship was perceived as assistance for overcoming racial barriers because of psychological support. The results suggest that because of social divisions, African Americans have taken extra measures to achieve success in the workplace. These findings contribute to literatures regarding mentorship, career success and African American in public relations.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject mentorship
dc.subject African American
dc.subject public relations
dc.subject career success
dc.subject racism
dc.subject discrimination
dc.title EXAMINING CAREER SUCCESS AND MENTORSHIP AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRACTITIONERS IN PUBLIC RELATION
dc.date.updated 2012-06-28T18:31:22Z
dc.identifier.slug 10657/ETD-UH-2012-05-398
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dc.type.genre thesis *
thesis.degree.name Communication (MA)
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Public Relations Studies
thesis.degree.grantor University of Houston
thesis.degree.department School of Communication
dc.contributor.committeeMember Vardeman-Winter, Jennifer
dc.contributor.committeeMember Lee, Jaesub
dc.contributor.committeeMember Latting, Jean K.

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