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dc.contributor.authorSteel, Tytti
dc.contributor.authorLämsä, Anna-Maija
dc.contributor.authorJyrkinen, Marjut
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-30T09:01:40Z
dc.date.available2019-09-30T09:01:40Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationSteel, Tytti; Lämsä, Anna-Maija; Jyrkinen, Marjut (2019). Paradoxes of Mentoring : An Ethnographic Study of a Mentoring Programme for Highly-educated Women with Migrant Backgrounds. Culture Unbound : Journal of Current Cultural Research, 11 (2), 275-297. http://www.cultureunbound.ep.liu.se/v11/a15/cu19v11a15.pdf
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_33036663
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65678
dc.description.abstractThis article explores paradoxes that emerge in the mentoring of highly-educated, female, foreign-born job-seekers in Finland. Theoretically, the study is linked to the growing body of research scrutinising the integration or discrimination of migrants in working life. It analyses cultural practices and ideas that are visible and affect the mentoring interaction. On a more practical level, the paper determines how the mentors and mentees experience the mentoring, and how intercultural mentoring could be improved in order to promote mentees’ employment. The article is based on ethnography and 11 semi-structured interviews. Two major paradoxes and their links to cultural meanings were identified: the over-emphasised focus on Finnish language (the language paradox), and the myth of the strong Finnish woman (the support paradox). These can be seen as having aspects of both cultural awareness and situation-specific awareness. Using situation-specific awareness, some mentors understood the best way forward was to break the rules of the mentoring programme and not to use Finnish in all communication. This enabled a more equal setting for professional discussions. In some rare cases, when the mentors did not use situation-specific awareness, a vicious circle emerged and mentees felt even worse about their abilities and working life opportunities. Similarly, although the myth of the strong Finnish woman can be an empowering and positive model for the mentee, it can have a negative impact on the mentor, enabling undercurrents in the mentoring discussions which can be experienced as harsh and even hostile. This, instead of encouraging and supporting, can result in the undermining and ‘othering’ of the mentee.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.publisherLinköping University Electronic Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCulture Unbound : Journal of Current Cultural Research
dc.relation.urihttp://www.cultureunbound.ep.liu.se/v11/a15/cu19v11a15.pdf
dc.rightsCC BY-NC 4.0
dc.subject.otherethnography
dc.subject.otherintercultural
dc.subject.othermentoring
dc.subject.othermigrant women
dc.subject.otherparadox
dc.titleParadoxes of Mentoring : An Ethnographic Study of a Mentoring Programme for Highly-educated Women with Migrant Backgrounds
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201909304284
dc.contributor.laitosKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.laitosSchool of Business and Economicsen
dc.contributor.oppiaineJohtaminenfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarshipfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineManagement and Leadershipen
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarshipen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange275-297
dc.relation.issn2000-1525
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume11
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© The Authors, 2019
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber292883 HY
dc.subject.ysotyöelämä
dc.subject.ysokorkeakoulutetut
dc.subject.ysomaahanmuuttajatausta
dc.subject.ysonaiset
dc.subject.ysoparadoksit
dc.subject.ysomentorointi
dc.subject.ysokulttuurienvälisyys
dc.subject.ysomaahanmuuttajat
dc.format.contentfulltext
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dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.3384/cu.2000.1525.19112297
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
jyx.fundingprogramStrategisen tutkimuksen ohjelmat STN, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramStrategic research programmes, AoFen
jyx.fundinginformationSuomen Akatemia WeAll 292883.


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