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ERIC Number: EJ922926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5626
Training Valence, Instrumentality, and Expectancy Scale (T-VIES-it): Factor Structure and Nomological Network in an Italian Sample
Zaniboni, Sara; Fraccaroli, Franco; Truxillo, Donald M.; Bertolino, Marilena; Bauer, Talya N.
Journal of Workplace Learning, v23 n2 p133-151 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to validate, in an Italian sample, a multidimensional training motivation measure (T-VIES-it) based on expectancy (VIE) theory, and to examine the nomological network surrounding the construct. Design/methodology/approach: Using a cross-sectional design study, 258 public sector employees in Northeast Italy (participating in a range of employer-sponsored training programs) filled out the T-VIES-it and questionnaires on goal orientation, job support for learning, and intention to transfer learning gained through training to the workplace. To validate the T-VIES-it and test its nomological network confirmatory factor analysis and structural equations models were used. Findings: Results showed acceptable confirmatory factor analysis fit indices and psychometric properties of the T-VIES-it. Acceptable fit indexes were also found for the structural equations models tested. The modified model showed significant relations between learning goal orientation and the three dimensions of training motivation; and between the expectancy subscale and job support and intention to transfer. Originality/value: The paper highlights that the T-VIES-it is a validated multidimensional assessment of training motivation, and the first its kind in Italian. The scale should provide value in training evaluations and in research related to training motivation. (Contains 1 note, 2 tables, and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy