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The Munich-Evaluation-of-Mentoring-Questionnaire (MEMeQ) – a novel instrument for evaluating protégés’ satisfaction with mentoring relationships in medical education

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, November 2015
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Title
The Munich-Evaluation-of-Mentoring-Questionnaire (MEMeQ) – a novel instrument for evaluating protégés’ satisfaction with mentoring relationships in medical education
Published in
BMC Medical Education, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12909-015-0469-0
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Matthias Schäfer, Tanja Pander, Severin Pinilla, Martin R. Fischer, Philip von der Borch, Konstantinos Dimitriadis

Abstract

Despite the widespread recognition of the importance of mentoring in medical education, valid and reliable instruments for evaluating the relationship of mentors and protégés are lacking. The aim of this study was to develop a feasible instrument to measure the satisfaction with mentoring relationships. Based on two existing questionnaires, the authors developed an instrument to evaluate the weighted satisfaction of mentoring relationships, emphasizing the protégés' individual expectations and needs. Protégés first define individual areas of interest in their mentoring relationship, then assign relative levels of personal importance to them and finally rate their individual level of satisfaction with their mentors' support in each area of interest. In order to evaluate psychometric properties as well as acceptance and feasibility the investigators conducted a multi-method-study. 134 protégés were included in the study. The instrument was neither perceived as distressing nor time-consuming. The two scores of the questionnaire correlated closely with the overall satisfaction regarding mentoring relationships (OSM, Rho: 0.66, p <.001 and Rho: 0.53, p < .001). The authors propose MEMeQ as a reliable, valid and flexible instrument for measuring the weighted satisfaction of protégés with their individual mentoring relationship in medical education. Further research is needed to evaluate the generalizability of MEMeQ across other institutions and mentoring programs to add to its validity.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 3 14%
Student > Bachelor 2 10%
Professor 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 5%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 11 52%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 19%
Psychology 2 10%
Social Sciences 2 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 10%
Unknown 11 52%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 November 2015.
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#8,977,683
of 15,640,884 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Education
#1,270
of 2,225 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#128,183
of 285,814 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Education
#122
of 191 outputs
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