The purpose of this paper is to describe the experiences of Taiwanese science/engineering master's students interacting with their mentors/advisors. The study used the qualitative method of phenomenology and involved sixteen master's students from a research-oriented university in Taiwan which is a male culture and values hierarchical status. The findings reveal that to avoid conflict with their advisors and to survive in a power difference structure the participants chose to adjust themselves. A good counselling programme which helps advisees to choose advisors along with a supportive changing system therefore is encouraged. Peer monitoring and a vice-advisor system are advised as well.
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