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ERIC Number: ED299433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Identification of Management Training Needs of Public Sector Employees.
Spikes, W. Franklin
A study examined the management needs of public sector employees in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. A total of 287 St. Louis city service managers and supervisors were asked to assess their need for training in areas related to 12 job dimensions. The average study respondent was a white male (47 years of age) who supervised 13 employees and who was at the first level of supervision. The following supervisory dimensions were cited as the areas in which the need for training was greatest: discipline, motivation, human relations, performance management, and planning. A considerable similarity in self-reported training needs was found to exist among all of the sample subgroups when the data were analyzed by race, age, sex, level of supervision, and number of employees supervised. Older, nonwhite, and female supervisors expressed the greatest need for management development training. Older supervisors reported a greater need for training in problem solving skills and first-level supervisors expressed the greatest need for training their own subordinates. (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri (Saint Louis)