Ethical Issues When Graduate Students Act as Mentors

TitleEthical Issues When Graduate Students Act as Mentors
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBrown, CE
JournalEthics & Behavior
Date Published2016
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10508422
KeywordsAFFINITY , AMERICAN , codes , Conflict , ethical , Graduate , INTERPERSONAL , JOB , Medical , Mentoring , Privacy , professional , PSYCHOLOGISTS , PSYCHOLOGY , SOCIAL , STUDENTS , Supervision , TEACHER-student , TRAINING , UNDERGRADUATES
AbstractThe field of ethics in psychology has devoted a great deal of attention to the ethical issues that arise when students and faculty develop mentor–mentee relationships. However, little attention has been given to examining the role of graduate students acting as mentors. Graduate students often supervise and evaluate undergraduates as a part of research and teaching responsibilities, and may act as mentors to more junior graduate students. This article discusses the unique qualities and ethical considerations of graduate students in mentoring relationships. Finally, this article concludes with recommendations on ethical mentorship inspired by the American Psychological Association (2010)Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. 
NotesBrown, Cynthia E. 1; Affiliation: 1: Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri; Source Info: Nov-Dec2016, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p688; Subject Term: Conflict of interests; Subject Term: Graduate students; Subject Term: Interpersonal relations; Subject Term: Medical ethics; Subject Term: Mentoring; Subject Term: Privacy; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL ethics; Subject Term: Psychology; Subject Term: Social role; Subject Term: Students; Subject Term: Supervision of employees; Subject Term: Teacher-student relationships; Subject Term: Affinity groups; Subject Term: Codes of ethics; Subject Term: Job performance; Subject Term: Undergraduates; Subject Term: Mentoring -- Moral & ethical aspects; Subject Term: Psychologists; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethical conflicts; Author-Supplied Keyword: students; Author-Supplied Keyword: training; Company/Entity: American Psychological Association DUNS Number: 086352101; Number of Pages: 15p; Document Type: Article