Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Factors Influencing Canadian Power Engineers' Decision to Pursue Advanced Certification
by Mullen, Clayton R., D.M., University of Phoenix, 2017, 237; 10602638
Abstract (Summary)

The intent of the current study was to address the gap in knowledge regarding factors influencing Canadian power engineers’ decision to pursue advanced certification in British Columbia and Alberta. The purpose of the study was to explore potential relationships between advancement intention and these decision factors. The dependent variable was the intent to advance. The six independent variables are comprised of the following: (a) time commitment, (b) educational support, (c) locus of control (LOC), (d) time elapsed since previous certification, (e) responsibility, and (f) peer appraisal. The research methodology was a quantitative correlational design, followed with linear and logistic regression. An original survey was developed for the study and pilot tested for validity and reliability. Revealed in the results of the study were positive and significant relationships between the dependent variable (DV) of advancement intention and three of the six independent variables (IVs) tested through correlational analysis. The relationships were time commitment, responsibility, and elapsed time. The three remaining independent variables that did not exhibit significant relationships with the DV were educational support, locus of control, and peer appraisal. Comprehension of the influential factors regarding the intention of Canadian power engineers’ to pursue advanced certification may assist industry and academia with insight into the barriers and enablers to higher certification, and the correlation of decision factors with advancement intention.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mariam, Yohannes K. G.
Commitee: Glander-Dolo, S. Mackenzie, Keleta, Yonas
School: University of Phoenix
Department: School of Advanced Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-B 78/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Business administration, Management, Engineering
Keywords: Advancement, Business administration, Engineering, Hierarchy, Locus of control, Management
Publication Number: 10602638
ISBN: 9780355092356
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