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Job-demand for learning, job-related learning and need for achievement

Loon, M and Casimir, G (2007) Job-demand for learning, job-related learning and need for achievement. In: Asia-Pacific Academy of Management and Business Lecture Series, 5 - 8 March 2007, Asia-Pacific Academy of Management and Business, International Academy of Management and Business, and SIM University, Singapore.

Abstract

Individual learning is important, as it is both a precursor and an outcome of learning in organisations. Job-related learning is driven by external factors (e.g., the demands of the job) and internal factors (i.e., the personality of the individual). The study examined whether need for achievement moderates the relationship between job-demand for learning and job-related learning. Data were obtained from 153 full-time, white-collar employees from a range of industries. Hierarchical regression analysis using the product term revealed that need for achievement moderates the relationship between job-demand for learning and job-related learning. Specifically, although job-demand for learning is correlated positively to job-related learning for both the high and the low need for achievement groups, this correlation is stronger amongst the high group. The findings are discussed in terms of their implications for future research and practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: workplace learning, employee attitudes, learning, individual learning, job-related learning, organisations
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2017 16:39
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 16:39
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/9675
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