The aging of the workforce creates opportunities for older, experienced employees to transmit their expertise to younger employees via mentoring. Age-dissimilar interactions, however, can be fraught with challenging interpersonal dynamics. Using two professional samples and a field experimental design, Dr. Wessel will examine the process by which age dissimilarity affects mentoring quality. Further, her research team will examine the efficacy of short, easy-to-implement reflective interventions focused on perspective-taking and authenticity building in improving mentoring within age-diverse dyads. Using dyadic moderated-mediation analyses, results from this project will expand our knowledge of age diversity and mentoring, as well as provide HR professionals with practical diversity management tools.