Managers' informal learning: a trait activation theory perspective

Research focusing on how individual differences and the work context influence informal learning is growing but incomplete. This study contributes to our understanding of the antecedents of informal learning by examining the relationships of goal orientation, job autonomy and training climate with informal learning. Based on trait activation theory, this study examines how job autonomy and training climate, two work context factors, affect the influence of individuals' goal orientation on informal learning. The sample included managers from a national restaurant chain in the United States. Hig ... Show more

Authors: Noe, Raymond A.; Tews, Michael J.; Michel, John W.

Published: Oxford, England, John Wiley and Sons, 2017

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