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Title: An interrelated model of the motivation to undertake and sustain training
Author: Gregory, John C.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2742 5586
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2011
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The majority of research on motivation in the work place focuses on work itself and most educational research looks at motivation in the classroom. There is little research which looks at the motivation to undertake training. With this in mind, the purpose of this research was to look at what motivates individuals to undertake training in the workplace with a view to improving the take up of training within the author's local authority. An initial search was undertaken through literature and the Internet to look at the most common motivational theories. Having completed the search, a literature review was conducted to consider eight of the most common; four need and four process theories. These eight theories were explored, to if any elements could be utilised in relation to, the motivation to undertake training. Having highlighted several factors that could be used, an Initial Interrelated Model was designed to encapsulate the relevant findings from each theory. The research set out to look at how individual perceptions about the motivation to training compared with the Initial Interrelated Model. It was not possible in the time frame allocated for this research to conduct a large number of interviews and so a two tier approach to research was used. Questionnaires were distributed with statements related to the Initial Interrelated Model to see if the general perception was that the elements of the model were relevant. Once analysis of the questionnaires had been completed several interviews were conducted to explore more in depth these findings and to look at some of the perceptions of individuals on reasons to take up or avoid training. From the research, a revised model of the motivation to undertake and sustain training was developed which combined the large number of reasons into categories. The model provides a cyclic process that can be used as an aide memoire to raise awareness of the diverse motivational needs that could be considered if an organization is looking to improve the take up of training.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ed.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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