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dc.contributor.advisorNi, Lan
dc.creatorJordan, Erin
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-28T18:31:21Z
dc.date.available2012-06-28T18:31:21Z
dc.date.created2012-05
dc.date.issued2012-06-28
dc.date.submittedMay 2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/ETD-UH-2012-05-398
dc.description.abstractThis 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.isoeng
dc.subjectmentorship
dc.subjectAfrican American
dc.subjectpublic relations
dc.subjectcareer success
dc.subjectracism
dc.subjectdiscrimination
dc.titleEXAMINING CAREER SUCCESS AND MENTORSHIP AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRACTITIONERS IN PUBLIC RELATION
dc.date.updated2012-06-28T18:31:22Z
dc.identifier.slug10657/ETD-UH-2012-05-398
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thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Relations Studies
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.departmentJack J. Valenti School of Communication
dc.contributor.committeeMemberVardeman-Winter, Jennifer
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLee, Jaesub
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLatting, Jean K.


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