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ERIC Number: ED556087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 168
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ISBN: 978-1-3035-4486-6
An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Self-Directed Learning and Senge's Five Disciplines Necessary to Become a Learning Organization: In a High-Tech Company
Masier, Darren Joseph
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, North Carolina State University
The manner by which organizations value their workforce has been shown to impact learning within organizations (Confessore, 1997; Marsick & Watkins, 2010; Weldy & Gillis, 2003). Leadership is faced with a multitude of options to facilitate learning (Cho, 2002; Confessore & Kops, 1998), and employee learning has been linked to optimizing performance (Bierema & Berdish, 1999). The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between employees' perceived self-directed learning within their work environment, as well as employees' perceptions of Senge's (1990) five learning organization constructs: personal mastery, mental models, team learning, shared vision, and systems thinking. This survey study seeks to examine a target sample of employees in a specific division of an organization regarding their perceived level of self-directed learning and to determine which, if any, of the five disciplines best facilitates the process by which a company becomes a learning organization. The research questions will be tested in the context of an existing high-tech telecommunications company. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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