ERIC Number: ED426179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Perceptions of Improvement in Job Performance by Participants in Training Courses: Results from the 1993 Survey of Training and Education. Working Paper No. 11.
The relationship between job performance and participation in training courses was examined through a survey of 15,570 individuals who represented those members of the 24,500-member labor force component of the Australian Bureau of Statistics 1993 Survey of Training and Education (STE) who had been employees at some time during the 12 months before the survey. Collectively, the 15,570 individuals interviewed had undertaken 12,744 in-house training courses, and 1,709 had undertaken a total of 2,929 external training courses. Most participants in in-house and external training (85.4% and 84.8%, respectively) stated that training has improved their job performance. Only 6.8% of in-house training participants and 6.0% of external training participants stated that training had not improved their job performance and did not expect that it would. The perception that training improves job performance was slightly higher among females than males and consistently higher among individuals who had completed secondary school or undertaken some postsecondary education than among individuals who had not completed secondary school. Laborers and related workers were significantly less likely to credit training with improving their job performance. Although 24.1% of private sector employees participated in training versus 50.5% of public sector employees, no indication of training saturation was found. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia). Centre for the Economics of Education and Training.
Identifiers - Location: Australia