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Hoe kan werkplekleren worden verklaard? : een studie naar de individuele en omgevingsfactoren

Hanson, G. (2007) Hoe kan werkplekleren worden verklaard? : een studie naar de individuele en omgevingsfactoren.

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Abstract:It is important to investigate in which way learning and thus knowledge sharing can be influenced, to control the ongoing knowledge development. There is no clear definition of learning despite the ongoing attention. This study aims to identify factors that affect learning on the job also known as ‘werkplekleren’. It’s well known that new knowledge and skills will be learned while interacting with others. In this study learning on the job will consist of ‘knowledge sharing’ and ‘asking for feedback’. This study proposes a model which states an association between individual factors (self-efficacy and learning goal-orientation) and contextual factors (autonomy and organizational climate) on learning on the job. There is an expected moderating effect of organizational climate on the effect between individual factors and learning on the job. The model is tested in two organizations, a school and a watercompany (resp. 456 and 57 respondents). Results show large differences between both organizations. Concerning the individual factors, in the school only learning goal orientation has a positive effect on learning on the job. The assumed effect of self-efficacy was not found. The assumed direct effect of organizational climate was found. The moderating effect of organizational climate on the relation between self-efficacy and learning on the job was also found. Instead of the expected positive effect of autonomy, results showed a negative effect of autonomy on learning on the job. Within the watercompany the assumed positive effect of organizational climate on learning on the job was found. The expected effects of self-efficacy, learning goal orientation, and autonomy were not found. There were also no moderating effects visible.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58890
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