Desarrollo y validación de una escala de miedos del mentor en contexto universitario

  1. Miguel Aurelio Alonso García 1
  2. Silvia Andrea Sánchez-Herrero Arbide 1
  1. 1 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

Revista iberoamericana de diagnóstico y evaluación psicológica

ISSN: 1135-3848

Year of publication: 2020

Volume: 4

Issue: 57

Pages: 91-103

Type: Article

DOI: 10.21865/RIDEP57.4.07 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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The objective is to create and validate a scale that allows evaluating the fears of mentors in universities mentoring programmes. An initial scale of 25 items is applied to a sample of 748 university students who play the role of mentors. After undertaking an exploratory factorial analysis with half of the sample we obtain four factors that are confirmed with a confirmatory factorial analysis using the other half of the sample. The dimensions found are “fear of being mistaken”, fear of not knowing what’s going to happen”, “fear of not being respected” and “fear of the superior”. The analyses show a strict factorial invariance in terms of gender and previous experience as a mentor. Women and unexperienced mentors have more fear. In the same way, the larger the fear, the smaller the mentors'self-efficacy and social abilities are. Implications and possible interventions in mentoring university programmes are discussed.