Employee participation in non-mandatory professional development – the role of core proactive motivation processes

Sankey, Kim S. and Machin, M. Anthony (2014) Employee participation in non-mandatory professional development – the role of core proactive motivation processes. International Journal of Training and Development, 18 (4). pp. 241-255. ISSN 1360-3736

Abstract

With a focus on the self-initiated efforts of employees, this study examined a model of core proactive motivation processes for participation in non-mandatory professional development (PD) within a proactive motivation framework using the Self-Determination Theory perspective. A multi-group SEM analysis conducted across 439 academic and general employees of an Australian regional University provided initial support for the model. Results indicated that when employees are autonomously motivated to participate in non-mandatory PD, intrinsic benefits are the most salient aspiration that also mediates the influence of autonomous motivation on transfer implementation intentions. Extrinsic benefits are likely to be a secondary outcome which does not directly relate to transfer implementation intentions. Further research should replicate and extend this core model in other organisational settings where participation in non-mandatory PD is a critical factor in the effectiveness of the organisation.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Permanent restricted access to Published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2014 02:46
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 00:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: professional development; employees; staff; motivation
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910202 Human Capital Issues
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/ijtd.12036
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25980

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