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The influence of emotional resources and demands on nurses' self-directed learning

Pape, Jeroen (2019) The influence of emotional resources and demands on nurses' self-directed learning.

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Abstract:Changes in society and health care organisations increase the importance of continuous learning in the workplace, parallel to increased responsibility of employees for this process. Self-Directed learning (SDL) is an approach which can fit this need. SDL is a process where employees take initiative to diagnose their learning needs, find resources, use learning strategies and evaluate learning outcomes. Organisations need new knowledge to design a work environment that stimulates SDL. This study examines the effect of two job factors: co-worker support and emotional job demands on the level of SDL, by means of the JD-R model. The research question is: Are co-worker support and emotional job demands related to the level of self-directed learning of nurses? The question is studied on a general and on a daily level, as the measurement of SDL as a daily event promises more valid results and predictors appear to fluctuate between days. Results indicate that on a general level, co-worker support influences work engagement, and this effect is moderated by emotional job demands. Work engagement in turn influences SDL. On a daily level, a direct effect of co-worker support on SDL was found. The results are discussed, and practical and scientific implications are highlighted.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
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