ERIC Number: EJ946168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Invited Reaction: Influences of Formal Learning, Personal Learning Orientation, and Supportive Learning Environment on Informal Learning
Cseh, Maria; Manikoth, Nisha N.
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v22 n3 p259-263 Fall 2011
As the authors of the preceding article (Choi and Jacobs, 2011) have noted, the workplace learning literature shows evidence of the complementary and integrated nature of formal and informal learning in the development of employee competencies. The importance of supportive learning environments in the workplace and of employees' personal learning orientation in developing these competencies is also evidenced in the literature. Thus the investigation of the relationship among these four constructs in the specific context of the Korean banking industry with the use of structural equation modeling (SEM) is a valuable pursuit. Given the evidence of the integrative nature of formal and informal learning and the theory-driven analytical approach required of SEM, the unidirectional relationship from formal learning to informal learning implied in the first hypothesis of the study and thus the ensuing model were surprising. In this article the authors will present a discussion of the conceptual and methodological aspects of the study.
Descriptors: Informal Education, Educational Environment, Workplace Learning, Structural Equation Models, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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