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ERIC Number: EJ912739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1044-8004
The Influence of Perceived Characteristics of Management Development Programs on Employee Outcomes
Ardts, Joost C. A.; van der Velde, Mandy E. G.; Maurer, Todd J.
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v21 n4 p411-434 Win 2010
Employees' perceptions of Management Development (MD) programs is the topic of this study. The purpose is to examine the influence of three important perceived characteristics of MD programs on relevant MD outcomes. The MD characteristics are: availability of role models, perceived control, and understanding the MD program. Outcomes are: participation in development activities, MD and job satisfaction, affective organizational commitment, perceived benefits of development activities, average salary growth, innovative behavior, and critical opinion sharing. Data are collected from 453 MD participants of seven organizations in the Netherlands. Findings show that perceived control has a positive relationship with MD satisfaction and extrinsic and organizational benefits of development activities. Understanding the MD program positively influences MD satisfaction and extrinsic benefits. Availability of role models has a positive relationship with intrinsic and organizational benefits. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands