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Page: 2141 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-617-8491-2
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.0632

Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain

THE INFLUENCE OF COGNITIVE TASKS ON MENTORING PROVIDED. INVESTIGATING THE MODERATING INFLUENCE OF PROFESSIONALLY EDUCATED STAFFS

T. Waaland

University of Stavanger (NORWAY)
Purpose:
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of cognitive tasks on mentoring provided and the moderating influence of professional teacher education.

Design/methodology/approach:
This cross-sectional survey was based on a questionnaire that was sent to a total of 435 employees from 29 pre-schools in Norway. A total of 284 responses were returned, a response rate of 65.3 per cent. Two research hypotheses were formulated. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to develop three measurement models and structural equation modelling (SEM) based on multi-group analysis was used to test the hypotheses.

Findings:
The results revealed that cognitive tasks increase the occurrence of mentoring provided at work and professional teacher education moderates this relationship.

Research limitations/implications:
The use of convenience sampling and self-reports are discussed, especially related to representativeness and reporting biases.

Practical implications:
The findings implicate a need for increased interdisciplinary co-operation both at work and in the teacher education.

Originality/value:
This is an under-studied area and no previous research has used a confirmatory approach to investigate how cognitive tasks and professional education influence the occurrence of mentoring provided.
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title = {THE INFLUENCE OF COGNITIVE TASKS ON MENTORING PROVIDED. INVESTIGATING THE MODERATING INFLUENCE OF PROFESSIONALLY EDUCATED STAFFS},
series = {11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2017 Proceedings},
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T. Waaland (2017) THE INFLUENCE OF COGNITIVE TASKS ON MENTORING PROVIDED. INVESTIGATING THE MODERATING INFLUENCE OF PROFESSIONALLY EDUCATED STAFFS, INTED2017 Proceedings, p. 2141.
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