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ERIC Number: EJ946171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1044-8004
Training in Context: Toward a Person-by-Situation View of Voluntary Training
Morrell, Daniel L.; Korsgaard, M. Audrey
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v22 n3 p323-342 Fall 2011
The purpose of this field study of 327 nonfaculty university professionals was to examine the joint relationship of conscientiousness and context on two dependent variables: motivation and participation in voluntary training systems. Drawing on the principles of person-by-situation theories of personality, this study examined how the relationship between conscientiousness and training is moderated by social cues and managerial status. The findings from a field study indicated that the relationship between conscientiousness and motivation to learn was moderated by the favorableness of social cues from coworkers and supervisors. Results also indicated the relationship between conscientiousness and training participation was moderated by managerial status. The findings bolster research on the importance of situational factors on the decision to participate in voluntary training. (Contains 3 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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