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ERIC Number: EJ1035206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3736
The Influence of Job Characteristics and Self-Directed Learning Orientation on Workplace Learning
Raemdonck, Isabel; Gijbels, David; van Groen, Willemijn
International Journal of Training and Development, v18 n3 p188-203 Sep 2014
Given the increasing importance of learning at work, we set out to examine the factors which influence workplace learning behaviour. The study investigated the influence of the job characteristics from Karasek's Job Demand Control Support model and the personal characteristic self-directed learning orientation on workplace learning. A total of 837 workers, aged between 18 and 65, from different sectors and with different educational levels completed a paper questionnaire. Analysis revealed that job demands and self-directed learning orientation constitute significant and positive predictors of workplace learning behaviour. The study can help organizations to create job structures that promote workplace learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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