Title
Approaches to learning at work : investigating work motivation, perceived workload, and choice independence Approaches to learning at work : investigating work motivation, perceived workload, and choice independence
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Educational sciences
Source (journal)
Journal of career development. - -
Volume/pages
40(2012) :4 , p. 271-291
ISSN
0894-8453
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
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Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Learning and development are taking up a central role in the human resource policies of organizations because of their crucial contribution to the competitiveness of those organizations. The present study investigates the relationship of work motivation, perceived workload, and choice independence with employees approaches to learning at work. Participants in this study were 358 Belgian employees who completed the Approaches to Learning at Work Questionnaire, the Workplace Climate Questionnaire, and the Motivation at Work Scale. Results show that both autonomous and controlled motivation relate positively to employees deep approaches to learning. In addition, an interaction effect of perceived workload and choice independence on a deep approach to learning was found. The results concerning a surface-disorganized approach to learning showed a negative relationship with autonomous motivation and a positive relationship with perceived workload. None of the predictors related significantly to a surface-rational approach.
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https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/218203/dfff19047b1.pdf
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