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dc.contributor.authorMuigua, Thomas R.
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-30T12:18:51Z
dc.date.available2014-09-30T12:18:51Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11071/2269
dc.descriptionSubmitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Masters of Applied Philosophy and Ethicsen_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation is concerned with mentoring at Strathmore University. The study developed and tested the hypothesis that mentoring at Strathmore University can be moved from status of hidden curriculum to status of official curriculum through the use of Professional Licensing and mentoring handbook. The study also looked at what exactly characterize Strathmore University’s institutional culture and the place of mentoring in that culture. The study used mixed research method where; survey research method was used to get students’ understanding and perception of both mentoring and Strathmore University institutional culture; philosophical method was used to offer analysis and contribution of Aristotle on friendship; while researcher’s personal experiences as mentor for four and half years at Strathmore University were used in the clarification of data. The population used for the study comprised of undergraduate students at Strathmore University. The study used three data sets arising from the foresaid research methods comprising of: student’s questionnaire, primary and secondary data on Aristotle’s treatise on friendship and researcher’s personal experiences as a mentor at Strathmore University. Friendship came out in the research findings as a major element of Strathmore University’s institutional culture and a benefit of mentoring by students and hence acting as a means that can be used to improve mentoring at Strathmore University. The study spelled out how Strathmore University’s institutional culture and mentoring can be enhanced by Aristotle’s concept of friendship. The discussion on friendship further offered a philosophical input into mentoring at Strathmore University proposing that mentors and mentees are meant to get to the level of perfect friends or companion friends for mentoring to be effective. The study concluded that the hypothesis that mentoring at Strathmore University can be moved from status of hidden curriculum to status of official curriculum through the use of Professional Licensing and mentoring handbook is a null hypothesis. The study opened a new area that can enhance mentoring and Strathmore University institutional culture namely, professional friendship.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipStrathmore Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherStrathmore Universityen_US
dc.subjectHidden Curriculumen_US
dc.subjectInstitutional Cultureen_US
dc.subjectMentoringen_US
dc.subjectFriendshipen_US
dc.titleMentoring at Strathmore University: Towards Companion Friendshipen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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