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Organizational Leaders' Use of Distance Training: Employee Perception
by Hardin, Hilary S., Ph.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2014, 109; 3632725
Abstract (Summary)

Organizational leaders are increasingly implementing distance training for employees (McGuire & Gubbins, 2010) and it is not clear if employees perceive this training delivery approach to be an effective means of acquiring new skills. No current qualitative studies address the perceptions and experiences of employees in a distance training format. As a result of ten individual interviews seven themes and 17 sub-themes emerged during data analysis. The themes and sub themes represent the experiences of employees attending distance training including: (a) use of distance training, (b) benefits of training, (c) perceptions of training, (d) expectations of training, (e) training delivery format, (f) training techniques, and (g) technology. This qualitative case study confirmed there are a variety of perceptions among employees attending training in a distance training format. While this study contributes to the body of knowledge by increasing awareness of the common themes experienced by employees attending distance training more research is needed to further address the themes that emerged.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Benesh, Julie
Commitee: Davis, Nancy, Dayton, Daniel
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department: Organizational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 75/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Educational psychology, Occupational psychology, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Distance, Employee, Format, Leader, Perception, Training
Publication Number: 3632725
ISBN: 978-1-321-12088-2
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