ERIC Number: ED469793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Factors Influencing the Implementation of Training and Learning in the Workplace.
Ridoutt, Lee; Dutneall, Ralph; Hummel, Kevin; Smith, Chris Selby
The quantitative relationship between factors previously identified as affecting the extent and intensity of training within organizations was explored through a survey of companies in Australia's entertainment and process manufacturing sectors. A self-completion questionnaire was mailed first to a sample of 446 companies across Australia (112 of which completed it) and then to an additional 299 companies. The survey responses were subjected to a log linear analysis. The analysis confirmed the important role of workplace change as a trigger or "driver" of training in both sectors. The effect of organizational change measured through changes to job roles and organizational situations was strongly related to all seven training activity variables studied. No relationship between worksite size and training volume was identified. A commitment to quality did not appear significantly associated with training activity, except with respect to formalization of training. Workforce permanence was significantly and positively related to the following indices of training activity: training diversity; reliance on external training; formalization of training; learning support; and individualization. Competition had only an indirect effect on training. The following items are appended: descriptions of the survey methodology, dependent variables, and independent variables; details of the log linear analysis; and the survey instrument. (Contains 45 tables and 96 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Competition, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Employment Practices, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Influences, Labor Force Development, Labor Turnover, Literature Reviews, Manufacturing Industry, National Surveys, Organization Size (Groups), Organizational Climate, Organizational Objectives, Performance Factors, Questionnaires, Technological Advancement, Training, Vocational Education, Work Environment
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia (Cat. no. 828; $34.65 Australian). Tel: 08 8333 8400; Fax: 08 8331 9211; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au. For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr9013.pdf.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia