Linking supervisor's role in training programs to motivation to learn as an antecedent of job performance

Azman Ismail, Lucy Loh Ching Sieng, Muhammad Madi Bin Abdullah, Sebastina K. Francis

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Abstract

According to the literature pertaining to human resource development (HRD), a supervisor's role in training programs has two major characteristics: support and communication. The ability of supervisors to play effective roles in training programs may increase employees' job performance. More importantly, extant research in this field reveals that the effect of the supervisor's role in training programs on job performance is indirectly affected by the motivation to learn. The nature of this relationship is less emphasized in training management literature. Therefore, this study was conducted to measure the effect of the supervisor's role in training programs and the motivation to learn on job performance using 91 usable questionnaires gathered from employees who have worked in a state library in East Malaysia, Malaysia. The outcomes of stepwise regression analysis displayed that the inclusion of motivation to learn in the analysis had increased the effects of the two supervisor's role elements of support and communication on job performance. This result demonstrates that the motivation to learn acts as a mediating variable in the training model of the organizational sample. The implications of this study to the theory and practice of training programs, methodological and conceptual limitations as well as future directions are elaborated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalIntangible Capital
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Job performance
  • Malaysia
  • Motivation to learn
  • Supervisor's role in training programs

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  • Accounting
  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Education

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Linking supervisor's role in training programs to motivation to learn as an antecedent of job performance. / Ismail, Azman; Sieng, Lucy Loh Ching; Abdullah, Muhammad Madi Bin; Francis, Sebastina K.

In: Intangible Capital, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2010, p. 1-25.

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Ismail, Azman ; Sieng, Lucy Loh Ching ; Abdullah, Muhammad Madi Bin ; Francis, Sebastina K. / Linking supervisor's role in training programs to motivation to learn as an antecedent of job performance. In: Intangible Capital. 2010 ; Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 1-25.
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