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Mentoring Experiences of Non-Professors of Sport Management in Southern Nigerian Universities: An Empirical Evidence (Published)

The study investigated the mentoring experiences of non-professors of sport management in southern Nigerian universities, using cross-sectional survey design. Six research questions guided the study. The population was the entire non-professors of sport management in southern Nigerian universities which as well served as the sample. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire titled “Sport Management Mentoring Questionnaire (SMMQ)” with reliability coefficient of 0.983, established using Cronbach alpha. Data were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. It was found that non-professors of sport management in southern Nigerian universities never experienced formal mentoring, informal mentoring, traditional/face-to-face mentoring,e-mentoring, multiple mentoring, team mentoring, career mentoring, psychosocial mentoring, mentoring activities, initiation, cultivation, separation, and redefinition phase of mentoring. It was recommended among others that universities should formulate or review their mentoring policy and culture ensuring that non-professors have mentors immediately they are employed. A “Centre for Mentoring” especially for sport management should be established by the universities.

Keywords: Mentoring, empirical, mentor, non-professors, sport management

Prevalence of Mentoring among Graduate Students of Sport Management in Southern Nigerian Universities (Published)

The aim of the study was to find out the prevalence of mentoring among graduate students of sport management in southern Nigerian universities. A cross-sectional survey design was adopted. The population as well as sample for the study was 196 graduate students of sport management. Data were collected using a structured and validated questionnaire titled “Sport Management Mentoring Questionnaire (SMMQ)”. It had reliability coefficient of 0.983 which was established using Cronbach alpha. Data were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. It was found that graduate students of sport management rarely experienced formal and informal mentoring, traditional/face-to-face mentoring, e-mentoring, multiple mentoring, and team mentoring, career and psychosocial mentoring functions, mentoring activities, initiation, cultivation, separation and redefinition phase of mentoring. It was recommended among others that mentoring seminars and conferences should be organized for graduate students by the Department in collaboration with the University. Students should be assigned to or made to choose mentors for mentoring at the point of admission into sport management. Favourable report or result on mentoring should be part of requirements for successful completion of graduate programmes in sport management. A “Centre for Mentoring” especially for sport management should be established by the universities

Keywords: Graduate Students, Mentoring, Prevalence, Universities, sport management