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Stimulating training motivation using the right training characteristic

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Title:Stimulating training motivation using the right training characteristic
Author(s):Siti Fardaniah Abdul Aziz, (Lecturer at the School of Psychology and Human Development, Faculty of Social Sciences, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi Selangar, Malaysia), Shamsuddin Ahmad, (Lecturer at the Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia)
Citation:Siti Fardaniah Abdul Aziz, Shamsuddin Ahmad, (2011) "Stimulating training motivation using the right training characteristic", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 43 Iss: 1, pp.53 - 61
Keywords:Human resourcing, Motivation (psychology), Training evaluation, Training methods
Article type:Literature review
DOI:10.1108/00197851111098171 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to provide human resource practitioners with practical information on the characteristics of a training programme that stimulates training motivation.

Design/methodology/approachThe paper uses integrative literature reviews of 40 empirical studies on training programme characteristics that have motivated trainees conducted since 1986.

FindingsThe main characteristics of a training programme that stimulate training motivation are option to voluntary attendance, training reputation, appropriate training design, and the relevance of training for job-, career-, and personal-related needs.

Research limitations/implicationsFor future research, these six training programme characteristics should be empirically researched altogether to identify the factor with the strongest influence on training motivation, in which priorities can be focused on that main factor. Therefore, researchers are encouraged to test the proposed propositions further.

Practical implicationsA number of studies indicated that training programme characteristics influence training motivation; however, different scholars selected different characteristics and defined and segregated them into various types of training motivation. Consequently, a vague explanation on the effect of the training programme on training motivation is demonstrated. Therefore, this paper seeks to help practitioners choose the right training programme characteristics that stimulate training motivation, by giving a comprehensive explanation.

Originality/valueThis is the first review to explain the characteristics of a training programme that affects training motivation using an integrative and comprehensive literature review.

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