Determinants of behavioral intentions towards a professional certification scheme at European level

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effect of candidates' perceptions of the attributes of a professional certification scheme based on competences, as well as personal factors, that may influence in the behavioral intentions toward such certification program, i.e. intention to participate in the certification process and willingness to pay for the certificate. Design/methodology/approach: Based on a survey of 2,630 professionals about the 'Certified Professional' program in eight European countries, the influence of the perceived attributes of the certification program...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Qualifications; Workforce development; Skills and knowledge; Finance

Keywords: Professional development; Training cost; Opinion; Survey

Geographic subjects: Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Denmark; Aland (Finland); Poland; England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Bradford, England: Emerald Publishing, 2019

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Journal volume: 43

Journal number: 7/8

Journal date: 2019

Pages: pp. 719-735

ISSN: 2046-9012

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 138.925

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