Mentee Expectations worksheet


What is the theory behind the worksheet?

This worksheet is based on the Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction paradigm, which states that individuals form beliefs about various stimuli in positive or negative categories that will influence their ulterior judgments about the events (Aurier & Guintcheva, 2014). 

How will the worksheet help?

The present worksheet will help practitioners, metees, and mentors have a better understanding of realistic/unrealistic expectations and adjust them to reality. 

How to use the worksheet?

Mentors are individuals with higher knowledge and training in certain areas that usually help you grow in your field. As a mentee, it is normal to have tremendous expectations from your mentor. 

The following exercises help you establish healthy expectations from your mentor, reminding you they are humans, too. Fill in the exercises with short sentences. 

Mentee Expectations worksheet

Do you have mentors? Name a few.

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Which are the top 5 qualities you appreciate in your mentors?

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How will the mentor help you achieve your goal?

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Rate the following statements from 1 (not very important) to 5 (very important)

__ Mentors are prosocial and people-oriented

__ Mentors are great teachers

__ Mentors command respect

__ Mentors have large networks of relationships

__ Mentors are available

__ Mentors achieve all of their goals

__ Mentors are supposed to motivate you

__ Mentors promote their mentees

Does your mentor meet your criteria/expectations? Why?

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State 3 things a mentor should not do:

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Do you prefer your mentor to be in the same professional area as you or someone who is not?

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Are you willing to accept and follow the advice of your mentor?

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References

Aurier, P., & Guintcheva, G. (2014). Using Affect–Expectations Theory to Explain the Direction of the Impacts of Experiential Emotions on Satisfaction. Psychology and Marketing, 31(10), 900-913.

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