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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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    Paper provided by Cornell - Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies in its series Papers with number 97-25.

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    Length: 39 pages
    Date of creation: 1997
    Handle: RePEc:fth:corirl:97-25
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    U.S.A.; Cornell University. Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies, IRL School. Ithaca, NY 14653-3901

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