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International Journal of Learning and Change


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International Journal of Learning and Change (6 papers in press)


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  • Role of training and development practices in implementing change   Order a copy of this article
    by Shweta Maheshwari, Veena Vohra 
    Abstract: Implementing change effectively is critically significant given the changing organisational environment and high failure rate of change implementation. Training and development practices enable employee skill development facilitating effective change implementation. However, there is lack of studies describing role played by these practices in implementing change. The purpose of this study is to explore the role of training and development practices in implementing change thereby identifying factors that make these practices effective. Given the contextual nature of these practices, it is deemed essential to undertake study embedded in the context of large scale/transformational change. Multiple case study design is adopted to compare and contrast these practices across different organizational context. Findings suggested relationships and patterns leading to emergence of seven propositions, four themes and ten categories that describe the role of training and development practices in implementing change; explained under four themes; purpose, design, process and effectiveness.
    Keywords: Learning and Development; Training and Development; Organizational Change; Manufacturing Sector; Role of training and development.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2017.10007851
  • Modified UTAUT2 Model for M-Learning among Students in India   Order a copy of this article
    by Jayendra Bharati Venkataraman, R. Srikanth 
    Abstract: Ubiquitous technologies have a great potential to enrich students' academic experience. Students are more interested in using interactive learning techniques apart from the traditional learning techniques. Several research studies for m-learning has been done in the USA, UK concentrating on students undergoing a graduation degree, especially subjects like engineering, arts, maths, science, etc. Hence the need has arisen to conduct a separate research on m-learning in the Indian context. This study proposes a modified UTAUT2 (unified theory of acceptance and use of technology) model with nine core independent determinants predicting the tenth dependent variables construct. Data analysis has been done using both the descriptive (frequency counts, percentages, and means) and inferential statistics (correlation analysis, multiple linear regression analysis and principal component analysis). This study aims to develop a new model that encompasses the factors affecting the utilisation of ubiquitous technology among students in institutes of higher education, particularly in India.
    Keywords: UTAUT2; mobile learning; ubiquitous technology;PCA; multiple linear regression analysis; factor analysis.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10008457
  • Aligning Teaching Methods for Learning Outcome: A Need for Educational Change in Management Education using Quality Function Deployment Approach   Order a copy of this article
    by Kanupriya Misra Bakhru 
    Abstract: In the present scenario managerial skills are required in every sphere of life. With the increase in the number of management education institutes these days, quality of knowledge imparted in these institutes has become a subject of debate. Quality is vital for every customer and their requirements cannot be ignored. No sector in the economy is the exception to this phenomenon, however educational institutions are yet to recognise this market force. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of different teaching and learning methods used for management courses by aligning them with the learning outcomes. The study employs quality function deployment (QFD) approach, a proven tool in inculcating the customer needs in the end product. A sample of 336 students from Indian Universities was chosen for the study. The present study finds that best learning methods for management courses as experiential learning, project-based learning, fieldwork, simulation and games and problem-based learning.
    Keywords: Quality Function Deployment; Management Education; Higher Education; Learning Methods; Teaching Methods; Learning Outcome.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10008662
  • Core Self-Evaluations, Worry, Life Satisfaction, and Psychological Well-Being: An Investigation in the Asian Context   Order a copy of this article
    by Neerpal Rathi, Kidong Lee 
    Abstract: The concept of core self-evaluations has been extensively investigated in Western and European countries, nonetheless its implications in Asian countries remains relatively unexplored. To void this gap, the current study investigated the association of core self-evaluations with worry, life satisfaction, and psychological well-being among South Korean youths. To test the research hypotheses, data were collected from 228 undergraduate students of a South Korean university. Existing, established scales were used to measure the research constructs. The results of this study indicate that core self-evaluations were negatively related to worry, while a positive relationship was observed between core self-evaluations and life satisfaction and psychological well-being. The findings of this study suggest that a higher level of core self-evaluations may enhance individuals well-being. The findings of this study may be helpful for educators and mental health professionals in designing the educational curriculum and training programs that focus on enhancing ones sense of self-worth.
    Keywords: Core self-evaluations; worry; life satisfaction; psychological well-being; educational change; East Asia.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10008838
  • Spirituality: A tool for learning, change and adaptation of Elderly in changing Indian family   Order a copy of this article
    by Shikha Kumari, Alka Sharma 
    Abstract: Globalisation as a worldwide integrating force leads to changes in the social structures, values and mindsets of people. Parents raise their children expecting they would take care of them in old age but the globalised economy has given rise to a materialistic culture in which children migrate to other cities or countries. Parents accept this in the best interest of their children. Loneliness, depression and other mental health issues among the elderly population are common as a result. This paper is an attempt to explore spirituality as an adaptive tool in such situation. Data is collected from 20 elderly respondents living alone or with their spouses in the residential colonies in Delhi/NCR through semi-structured interviews. The data is analysed under the premise of Structuration Theory. It has been seen that spirituality is considered as a coping mechanism and a tool to manage their daily lives in a happier and more peaceful way.
    Keywords: Globalization; changing family structure; elderly; living alone; structuration theory; meaning of spirituality; spiritual practices; coping with loneliness; case study.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10008930
  • An empirical study on the predictive role of SES on high school students   Order a copy of this article
    by Rajni Singh, Sanjiv Kumar Choudhary 
    Abstract: This paper reports the findings of the study on the relationship between socio-economic status (SES) variables and students achievement in learning ESL (AESL) in a few selected secondary schools of India. Through this study an attempt has been made to predict which variable of SES affect students AESL. A questionnaire survey has been used to collect information about SES variables (father and mother education, father and mother occupation and family income) of the students. The students AESL in form of grades is taken from the schools. Data analyses have been done using SPSS by descriptive and inferential statistics. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and multiple regression analysis findings indicated that students AESL is dependent on five SES variables. Multiple regressions indicated that fathers education, mothers occupation and income are significant predictors. This reflects that there is a need to look into these factors in addition to school learning factors affecting students learning English as a second language (ESL).
    Keywords: SES; ESL; secondary schools; ANOVA; regression.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2017.10008931