Stimulating workplace learning through training characteristics and motivation to learn

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Abstract

The present study seeks to identify the efficacy of training characteristics that stimulate motivation to learn; and training effectiveness for workplace learning. Data1 were collected by administering a survey on self-perception from a sample of academic staff in a Malaysian public university. The findings indicated that training design followed by training reputation and familiarity of training content are the most important training characteristics for workplace learning. Interestingly, trainees who perceive training as relevant will also perceive training as reputable. Meanwhile, motivation to learn plays the role of mediator and the option for voluntary attendance plays the role of moderator. The findings can be used to produce training guidelines that ensure training effectiveness not only for workplace learning, but all training programmes in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJurnal Pengurusan
Volume48
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Workplace learning
Training effectiveness
Moderator
Attendance
Self-perception
Familiarity
Academic staff
Malaysia
Efficacy
Mediator
Training program
Public universities

Keywords

  • Employee training
  • Human resource development
  • Motivation to learn
  • Training characteristics
  • Training evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Accounting
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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