A researcher wanted to know if beginning teachers who had mentors that received intensive training was more likely to stay in the teaching profession than beginning teachers whose mentor did not receive intensive training. Beginning teachers from a school system that required training of mentors and another county that did not require training were asked how likely it was that they would stay in the profession.


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A chi-square was calculated to examine the relationship between mentor training and beginning teachers likelihood of staying in the teaching profession. The results suggest that beginning teachers whose mentors are trained were more likely to stay in the teaching profession (59.3%, n=35) than beginning teachers whose mentors were not trained (39.4%, n=37), with a chi-square value of 5.80 (df=1, p=.02).