The relationship between perceived training opportunities, work motivation and employee outcomes
Anders Dysvik and Bård Kuvaas
The purpose of this study was to explore alternative relationships between training opportunities and employee outcomes. A cross-sectional survey of 343 trainees from a broad range of Norwegian service organizations showed that the relationship between perceived training opportunities, and both task performance and citizenship behaviors were fully mediated, and that the relationship between perceived training opportunities and turnover intention was partially mediated by employee intrinsic motivation. In addition, intrinsic motivation was found to moderate the relationship between perceived training opportunities and organizational citizenship behaviors. The form of the moderation revealed a positive relationship for those with high intrinsic motivation. In sum, the variables included as predictors in our study explained 13 per cent of the variance in task performance, 19 per cent of the variance in organizational citizenship behavior and 24 per cent of the variance in turnover intention. Implications for practice and directions for future research are discussed.
❒ Anders Dysvik, Department of Leadership and Organizational Management, Norwegian School of Management, 0442 Oslo, Norway. Email: email@example.com A previous version of this article was presented and included in Best Paper Proceedings at the 2008 Annual Academy of Management Conference in Anaheim, CA. The authors would like to thank the two anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments and advice.
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