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Measuring the quality of managerial learning on the job

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  • Sluis, Lideway van der

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics)

  • Williams, Roger
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    This article describes the development of an instrument to measure the quality of managerial learning on the job. The instrument can be used to analyse the quality of the individual learning process on the job. The literature shows that two factors determine the quality of the learning process; the learning potential of the job context and the way in which the manager approaches their work. So the instrument has two components. The first component measures the four types of work experience that offer potential opportunities for individual learning. These are Transitions, Task-related characteristics, Obstacles, and Support. The second component, the so-called learning behaviour, analyses, the way the individual approaches the potential learning opportunities present in the job. This can also be divided into four categories: Emergent learning, Planned leaming, Instruction oriented learning, and Meaning oriented learning. Based on these two components, an instrument has been developed to measure the quality of learning on the job. This has been shown to be valid and reliable in a sample of European managers.

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    Paper provided by VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics in its series Serie Research Memoranda with number 0034.

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    Date of creation: 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:dgr:vuarem:2001-34

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    Keywords: Management learning; learning opportunities; learning behaviour; measurement;

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