Ng, Kuehhua (2017) The fundamental role of social support in cultivating motivation to improve work through learning. Industrial and Commercial Training, 49 (1). pp. 55-60. ISSN 00197858
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to increase the understanding of the relationship between social support (organizational, supervisor, and co-worker support) and the higher-order construct of motivation in human resource development (HRD), namely motivation to improve work through learning (MTIWL). Design/methodology/approach: Self-reported data were collected from 131 public service employees who had attended management training programs organized by one of the Malaysian public service training providers. Findings: Support emanating from the organization, supervisor, and co-worker had exerted positive and significant influences on MTIWL. Further, organizational support had the strongest relationship with MTIWL, relative to supervisor and co-worker support. Practical implications: There is a need to extend the responsibility and proficiency of the organization, supervisor, and co-worker in providing practical support in training and workplace contexts to further enhance MTIWL. Originality/value: This paper provides a better understanding of the influences of social support on a more practical and comprehensive trainee motivation in HRD, which is MTIWL.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Co-worker support; Motivation to improve work through learning; Organizational support; Supervisor support, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Divisions:||Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development|
|Date Deposited:||24 Jan 2017 01:14|
|Last Modified:||24 Jan 2017 01:14|
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