Mentoring Practices in Construction Professional Firms in Nigeria

  • Osamudiamen Kenneth OtasowieEmail author
  • Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke
Conference paper


The paper assessed the exhibited mentoring practices in construction consulting firms with a view to maintaining high skill work force that can sustain the competitive advantage of these firms in the construction industry. The involvement and role of professionals in mentoring relationships, as well as the exhibited mentoring practices in professional firms within the built environment were assessed through a survey design. Structured questionnaire was used to survey quantity surveying firms from Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. Percentage, Mean Item Score and one-sample t-test were used in the analysis of the gathered data. The study reveals a good level of involvement in mentoring practices among construction professionals in the firms. However, some construction professionals are not sure of their participation in mentoring relationships. The study also revealed the mentoring practices exhibited in construction professional firms and the practices that are not exhibited. The findings show the exhibited mentoring practices in construction professional firms as well as recommendations for maintaining high skill work force and sustain the competitive advantage of the construction professional firms within the country. This paper highlights the exhibited mentoring practices in professional firms in the Nigerian construction industry and made known the practices that are not exhibited. This practices when exhibited will help in the proper psychosocial and career development of protégées in the industry.


Mentoring relationship Mentoring practices Construction professional firms Quantity surveying Consultancy firms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Osamudiamen Kenneth Otasowie
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Quantity SurveyingFederal University of TechnologyAkureNigeria

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