The Effects of Mentoring Network of Single Mothers with Dependent Children on Mentoring Function and Empowerment

한부모 여성의 멘토링 연결망 특성이 멘토링 기능 및 임파워먼트에 미치는 효과 연구

  • Received : 2009.06.30
  • Accepted : 2009.08.24
  • Published : 2009.11.30

Abstract

This study is to analyze the nature of mentoring network of single mothers with dependent children and to show the mentoring network effect on mentoring function and empowerment applying social network approach. 439 single mothers with dependent children in Busan and Gyeongsangnam-do have been surveyed about mentoring network properties. The results are 1. The mentoring relationships between single mothers have been shown in various size and relationship characters. The out-degree of Their network is low, the range is narrow, and the tie-strength is weak. 2. When the effect of mentoring network characteristics on mentoring function has been analyzed, in career functions, the range of network and the strength of relationships are represented as significant variables among the mentoring network characteristics, in psychosocial functions, the size of network and the strength of relationships are shown as significant variables, and the inverted-U-shaped relationship according to the size of network has not been revealed. In role modeling function only the size of network is represented as a significant variable. 3. The direct effect of mentoring network of single mothers with dependent children has not been much on empowerment and the career related function among mentoring functions has been revealed as the variable, which affect on empowerment. Based on these results the suggestions and implementations are mentioned in this paper.

Keywords

single mothers;mentoring;mentoring network;mentoring functions;empowerment

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국학술진흥재단