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, Volume 85, Issue 2, pp 565–584 | Cite as

Online Mentoring Model by Using Compatible Different Attributes

  • Pratya NuankaewEmail author
  • Punnarumol Temdee


This paper proposes the compatible different attributes for online mentoring model based on the assumption that the mentor and the mentee are able to work successfully not only because of some common attributes between them but also some compatible different attributes between them. There are two sets of compatible different attributes proposed in this paper including mentee and mentor attributes. Both sets are represented in different size of matrix elements having some common factors and some different factors. The common factors are ability and skill for both mentor and mentee attributes. Additionally, the different factor for mentee attribute is motivation in learning and the different factors for mentor attribute are experience, knowledge, and effectiveness. The objective of this paper is to study to what extent the proposed compatible different attributes can be used for online mentoring model. The empirical study is conducted with 250 mentees and 46 mentors from Mae Fah Luang University, University of Phayao, Chiang Rai Rajabhat University, and Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University. They are asked to complete the survey questionnaire for determining the satisfaction to the individual factors and overall attributes. Additionally, other 205 mentees and 32 mentors are asked to determine the satisfaction to a specific condition of the proposed attributes. The results show that the proposed compatible different attributes are agreed to be used as the mentor and mentee attributes for online mentoring model.


Online mentoring model Student model Teacher model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information TechnologyMae Fah Luang UniversityChiang RaiThailand

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