Gender variations across trainee motivation, social support and goal orientation

Norsiah Aminudin

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    This paper reports the findings of the research on gender differences or similarities with respect to 4 variables normally associated with the effectiveness of training, namely social support, self-efficacy, goal orientation and trainee motivation. The study sample comprise trainees at "GIATMARA", a semigovernment owned training institution. Altogether 21 training centres in peninsular Malaysia were involved in the study. The data analysis was based on the responses from 245 female and 96 male respondents. The data was collected via a survey. The questionnaire contains measures adopted from past studies. Overall, it was found that female trainees registered higher mean values than males across all the key research variables and the differences were significant for all variables except goal orientation. Theoretical and managerial implications of the findings are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)127-135
    Number of pages9
    JournalActual Problems of Economics
    Volume2
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Social support
    Goal orientation
    Questionnaire
    Self-efficacy
    Gender differences
    Malaysia

    Keywords

    • Gender
    • Self-efficacy
    • Support
    • Training effectiveness
    • Training motivation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics and Econometrics

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