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Constraining Influences on the Decision to Participate in Training: The Importance of the Non-Work Environment

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  • Clifton, J.

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Models of individual training participation choice typically incorporate economic and psychological variables. This study argues that such models can be improved with the inclusion of work/family factors. Data were collected from a sample of non-management telecommunications employees. Results indicate that, even after controlling for economic and psychological influences, training participation intent is influenced by work/family factors. Further, these factors differentially affect men and women, with women facing greater work/family constraints to training participation than men. Finally, employer support for balancing home and job responsibilities positively influences participation.

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  • Clifton, J., 1997. "Constraining Influences on the Decision to Participate in Training: The Importance of the Non-Work Environment," Papers 97-25, Cornell - Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:corirl:97-25
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    Cited by:

    1. Almeida-Santos, Filipe & Mumford, Karen A., 2006. "Employee Training, Wage Dispersion and Equality in Britain," IZA Discussion Papers 2276, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Panos, Sousounis, 2009. "The Impact of Work-Related Training on Employee Earnings: Evidence from Great Britain," MPRA Paper 14262, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    TRAINING ; MANAGEMENT;

    JEL classification:

    • J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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