Mentoring less beneficial to black men?
A study co-authored by a UGA psychology professor finds that African-American men don’t benefit as much as white men from having professional mentors. Professor Lillian Eby says the finding emphasizes the need for women and minorities to think broadly about the mentors they choose and with whom they network. People tend to have professional and social networks that are composed of people who are similar to them, she explains, and African Americans remain underrepresented in high-level positions. The study was published in the December issue of the Journal of Vocational Behavior.