ERIC Number: ED277856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Types of Training Evaluation on Support of Training among Corporate Managers.
Kusy, Mitchell E., Jr.
A study was conducted to determine which type of training evaluation method elicited the most management support of the training function among corporate managers. The investigator designed and distributed a case study survey instrument called the Training Evaluation Methods Survey (TEMS) to assess the extent of management support for each type of training evaluation method--reaction, learning, behavior, and results. MBA students with management experience and nontraining managers participated in the study. Data were analyzed using analysis of variance, a chi-square, and descriptive statistics. For both samples, the data indicated that the results evaluation format received the most support, with progressively less support for behavior, learning, and reaction evaluations. The data were significant for all sample groups. Percentages of respondents who gave the results evaluation format the most support for each sample group ranged from 79 percent to 86 percent. There was no significant difference between the MBA group and the manager group. There were no interaction effects between support of each evaluation type and title, years of experience, number of people managed, annual budget, or sex. The study provides training practitioners with a mandate for demonstrating training results to top management and an accountability system for gaining management support of the training function that affects positively the outcome of a business organization. A two-page reference list concludes the document. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Dallas, TX, December 1986). For the report on which this speech was based, see ED 270 640.