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ERIC Number: EJ1073332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5626
How to Enhance the Impact of Training on Service Quality? Evidence from Malaysian Public Sector Context
Zumrah, Abdul Rahim
Journal of Workplace Learning, v27 n7 p514-529 Sep 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to highlight the importance role of transfer of training as a mediator in the relationship between training and service quality. Design/methodology/approach: The data of this study were collected from three sources: the employees of public sector organizations in Malaysia who participated in a Basic Financial Management training program, their supervisors and their colleagues through surveys. The data were analyzed using structural equation modeling. Findings: The findings reveal that transfer of training mediated the relationship between training and service quality. Research limitations/implications: The finding illustrate that management in public sector need to ensure that their employees apply the new learned knowledge and skills at the workplace following the training to maximize the return of training investment. Originality/value: This study extends the literature by providing empirical evidence that transfer of training has a mediating effects on the relationship between training and employee service quality in the context of public sector organizations in Malaysia, a non-Western context that located in Southeast Asia.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia