Stimulating Workplace Learning through Training Characteristics and Motivation to Learn

Siti Fardaniah Abdul Aziz, Mohd. Nasir Selamat

Abstract


ABSTRACT

The present study seeks to identify the efficacy of training characteristics that stimulate motivation to learn; and training effectiveness for workplace learning. Data1 were collected by administering a survey on self-perception from a sample of academic staff in a Malaysian public university. The findings indicated that training design followed by training reputation and familiarity of training content are the most important training characteristics for workplace learning. Interestingly, trainees who perceive training as relevant will also perceive training as reputable. Meanwhile, motivation to learn plays the role of mediator and the option for voluntary attendance plays the role of moderator. The findings can be used to produce training guidelines that ensure training effectiveness not only for workplace learning, but all training programmes in Malaysia.

Keywords: Human resource development; employee training; training characteristics; motivation to learn; training evaluation

ABSTRAK

Artikel ini bertujuan untuk membentangkan hasil penyelidikan tentang ciri-ciri latihan yang merangsang motivasi belajar dan keberkesanan latihan bagi meningkatkan pembelajaran di tempat kerja. Kajian ini menggunakan kaedah tinjauan terhadap persepsi responden, di mana sampel diambil daripada staf akademik di sebuah universiti awam Malaysia. Dapatan kajian menunjukkan bahawa reka bentuk latihan diikuti oleh reputasi latihan, dan persamaan kandungan latihan dengan pengalaman pelatih adalah ciri-ciri latihan yang paling penting untuk meningkatkan pembelajaran di tempat kerja. Menariknya, pelatih yang menganggap sebuah latihan sebagai relevan juga menganggap latihan tersebut mempunyai reputasi yang baik. Sementara itu, motivasi belajar memainkan peranan sebagai perantara yang signifikan, manakala pilihan untuk menghadiri latihan memainkan peranan sebagai moderator. Hasil kajian boleh digunakan untuk menyediakan ciri-ciri latihan yang tepat dalam usaha untuk menjamin keberkesanan latihan bukan sahaja untuk meningkatkan pembelajaran di tempat kerja tetapi juga dalam latihan umum di Malaysia.

Kata kunci: Pembangunan sumber manusia; latihan pekerja; ciri-ciri latihan; motivasi belajar; penilaian keberkesanan latihan


Keywords


Human resource development; employee training; training characteristics; motivation to learn; training evaluation

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