ERIC Number: EJ1018843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
The Impact of National Culture on Informal Learning in the Workplace
Kim, Sehoon; McLean, Gary N.
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v64 n1 p39-59 Feb 2014
The purpose of this article was to identify how differing cultural factors affect informal learning in the workplace. We have introduced concepts and reviewed studies on informal learning and national culture based on an extensive literature review on the factors influencing informal learning, particularly based on five Hofstede's dimensions of national culture. Findings suggest that adult education and workplace learning professionals need to attend to cultural influences and efforts at indigenization when foreign theories or practices are adopted.
Descriptors: Informal Education, Workplace Learning, National Norms, Cultural Influences, Social Distance, Collectivism, Individualism, Femininity, Masculinity, Stress Management, Goal Orientation, Industrial Psychology, Literature Reviews, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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