Publication
Title
Influencing work-related learning: the role of job characteristics and self-directed learning orientation in part-time vocational education
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Abstract
Based on the Demand-Control-Support (DCS) model, the present paper aims to investigate the influence of job characteristics such as job demands, job control, social support at work and self-directed learning orientation on the work-related learning behaviour of workers. The present study was conducted in a centre for part-time vocational education in Flanders (Belgium). The students in the centre work for 3 days a week and attend school during the other two days. A questionnaire using scales adapted from validated instruments was used. Students were asked to complete the questionnaire with the job in mind they were doing at present. A total of 115 students from different sectors completed the questionnaire. It was assumed that high scores for self-directed learning orientation and high scores for the job characteristics job demands, job control and social support would be associated with more work-related learning behaviour. All scales had acceptable Cronbach alpha values. The results of the linear regression analyses indicated that only the self-directed learning orientation scale predicted the work-related learning behaviour to a significant extent.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Vocations and learning. - Dordrecht, 2008, currens
Publication
Dordrecht : 2010
ISSN
1874-785X
Volume/pages
3(2010), p. 239-255
ISI
000282988200004
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 14.07.2017
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