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Background: Despite the widespread recognition of the importance of mentoring in medical education, valid and reliable instruments for evaluating the relationship of mentors and protégés are lacking. The aim of this study was to develop a feasible instrument to measure the satisfaction with mentoring relationships. Methods: Based on two existing questionnaires, the authors developed an instrument to evaluate the weighted satisfaction of mentoring relationships, emphasizing the protégés' individual expectations and needs. Protégés first define individual areas of interest in their mentoring relationship, then assign relative levels of personal importance to them and finally rate their individual level of satisfaction with their mentors' support in each area of interest. In order to evaluate psychometric properties as well as acceptance and feasibility the investigators conducted a multi-method-study. Results: 134 protégés were included in the study. The instrument was neither perceived as distressing nor time-consuming. The two scores of the questionnaire correlated closely with the overall satisfaction regarding mentoring relationships (OSM, Rho: 0.66, p
Schäfer, M., Pander, T., Pinilla, S., Fischer, M. R., Von Der Borch, P., & Dimitriadis, K. (2015). The Munich-Evaluation-of-Mentoring-Questionnaire (MEMeQ) - A novel instrument for evaluating protégés’ satisfaction with mentoring relationships in medical education Assessment and evaluation of admissions, knowledge, skills and attitudes. BMC Medical Education, 15(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-015-0469-0