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The Influence Of Training Evaluators' Characteristics On Evaluation Practices In Malaysia

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  • Junaidah Hashim

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This paper examines the background characteristics of training evaluators and the way training evaluation is conducted in Malaysia. The background characteristics examined include evaluators’ current involvement in evaluation activities, training and experience, academic qualification, and familiarity with evaluation models. This study adopts an instrument developed by Shadish and Epstein (1987). Ninety-four training evaluators participated in this study. The findings reveal that training evaluators are active in evaluation activities, receive informal training in conducting evaluation, possess academic qualifications in various disciplines, experience limited training evaluation and have a low level of familiarity with evaluation models. The evaluators’ background characteristics are found to have influenced the way evaluation is conducted. The implications of the findings are discussed.

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  • Junaidah Hashim, 2002. "The Influence Of Training Evaluators' Characteristics On Evaluation Practices In Malaysia," IIUM Journal of Economics and Management, IIUM Journal of Economis and Management, vol. 10(2), pages 129-150, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ije:journl:v:10:y:2002:i:2:p:129-150
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    1. Louis K. C. Chan, 2001. "The Stock Market Valuation of Research and Development Expenditures," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 56(6), pages 2431-2456, December.
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    Training; Evaluation practices; Malaysia;

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    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • M1 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration

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