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Research Paper


The effects of mentorship have dominated discussions of strategic leadership development in the hospitality industry. At first glance, it may seem difficult to form a lasting and beneficial mentoring relationship due to the challenges inherent in creating a natural and organic rapport between two individuals. The purpose of the following review is to showcase the comparison between existing literature in regard to the effects of the mentor-mentee relationship in the collegiate setting. Through the analysis of the existing literature, three cumulative themes became apparent: career development, psychosocial support, and role modeling. The mentor-mentee relationship, which is usually positive, can become associated with certain risks, which include possible sabotage or insufficient support for the mentee. In consideration of the time frame, top scholarly journals, including the Consortium Journal of Hospitality Management, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Journal of Restaurant and Foodservice Marketing, were consulted.

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