Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Exploratory Study of Factors Eliciting VA Employee No-Show Behavior In Veterans Affairs Employee Development Courses
by Tillotson, Kenyon F., Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2016, 127; 10112582
Abstract (Summary)

Recognizing the need for companies and organizations to retain employees, one of the topics given very little attention in the research is non-attendance in face-to-face training. This study presents findings from the analysis of archival data from a 2013 employee education survey. Exploratory factor analyses were conducted on two sets of data exploring barriers to participation in employee-development education classes. Extrinsic factors were identified as ‘more important things take priority’ and ‘circumstances beyond the employee’s control’. Intrinsic factors were identified as ‘personal motivation challenges’. These factors emerged as potential reasons for non-participation or no-show behavior in employee education courses. Possible explanations for the results are discussed and recommendations for future research are presented.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Exum, Herbert
Commitee: Kromrey, Jeffrey, Tan, Tony, Topdemir, Cynthia
School: University of South Florida
Department: Curriculum and Instruction
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 77/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Public administration, Continuing education, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Employee development, No-shows, Surveys, Training, Veterans Affairs
Publication Number: 10112582
ISBN: 978-1-339-75736-0
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