Title: Development and validation of training and development capacity building scale

Authors: N.R. Aravamudhan; R. Krishnaveni

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, Mahendra Institute of Technology, Mallasamudiram, Namakkal District, Tamilnadu, 637503, India ' Department of Management Studies, PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore, 641004, India

Abstract: Training and development is a matter of paramount interest to contemporary organisations. Reflecting this growing interest, there has been a steady influx of analysis, diagnosis and prescription by the management thinkers. The literature revealed that the focus of the research has been hitherto confined to the individual phases of training cycle. A comprehensive instrument encompassing all phases of Training cycle has been an untested terrain. This gap provided the spur to develop training and development capacity building scale. The author developed an initial scale of 40 items and subjected it to reliability and validity test culminating in final scale of 23 items. Cronbach's alpha values for the subscales, corrected item-total correlations (CITCs) for all the items, content validity indices, and construct validity indices were demonstrated and the results were highly satisfactory. The study offers a step by step methodology for developing and validating an instrument in survey research.

Keywords: validation; training and development; capacity building; content validity; reliability and construct validity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2019.102190

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2019 Vol.20 No.2, pp.145 - 178

Received: 06 May 2017
Accepted: 06 Apr 2018

Published online: 10 Sep 2019 *

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