'Managers' personal values as predictors of importance attached to training and development : a cross-country exploratory study



McGuire, David and Garavan, T and O'Donnell, D and Saha, S and Cseh, M (2008) 'Managers' personal values as predictors of importance attached to training and development : a cross-country exploratory study. Human Resource Development International, 11 (4). pp. 335-350. ISSN 13678868

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Abstract

Few empirical studies have examined the effect of personal values on the importance attached by individuals to training and development in organizations. We argue that personal values play an important role in decision-making processes (i.e. commitment to training and development) and that such values are the product of socialisation processes operating at an organisational and societal level. Questionnaire data was collected from 340 Irish and Canadian line managers to test the hypothesis that personal values affect the importance attached by respondents to training and development. Capability values were found to be a significant positive predictor of the perceived importance of training and development. The findings emphasise the need for simultaneously examining both personal values and organisational factors as predictors of training and development activity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Training and development, personal values, line managers
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Business, Enterprise & Management
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2009 14:02
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:54
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/284

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