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ERIC Number: EJ894814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3736
Understanding Participation in E-Learning in Organizations: A Large-Scale Empirical Study of Employees
Garavan, Thomas N.; Carbery, Ronan; O'Malley, Grace; O'Donnell, David
International Journal of Training and Development, v14 n3 p155-168 Sep 2010
Much remains unknown in the increasingly important field of e-learning in organizations. Drawing on a large-scale survey of employees (N = 557) who had opportunities to participate in voluntary e-learning activities, the factors influencing participation in e-learning are explored in this empirical paper. It is hypothesized that key variables derived from the theories of planned behaviour and instructional design--general-person characteristics, motivation to learn, general and task-specific self-efficacy, situational barriers and enablers, and instructional design characteristics--will predict participation in e-learning. Using structural equation modelling, we find statistical support for the overall theoretical model proposed. We discuss the implications for practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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