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Journal of European Industrial Training

ISSN: 0309-0590
Currently published as: European Journal of Training and Development

Online from: 1977

Subject Area: Learning and Development

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Effectiveness of on-the-job training


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Title:Effectiveness of on-the-job training
Author(s):Marcel R. van der Klink, (Educational Technology Expertise Centre of the Open University of The Netherlands, Heerlen, The Netherlands), Jan N. Streumer, (Faculty of Educational Science and Technology, University of Twente, Twente, The Netherlands)
Citation:Marcel R. van der Klink, Jan N. Streumer, (2002) "Effectiveness of on-the-job training", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 26 Iss: 2/3/4, pp.196 - 199
Keywords:On-the-job training, Research
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/03090590210422076 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Investigates the effectiveness of on-the-job training (OJT). Presents a definition of OJT used for this research project which involved two studies: the first in the call centres of a large company, and the second in post offices. Gives the results of the study which indicate the OJT programs were only partially successful in realising training goals. Indicates that self-efficacy, prior experience with tasks, managerial support and workload were the most powerful predictors for training effectiveness. Concludes that the evidence suggests that OJT is not entirely an effective training method although more research is needed in this area.



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