Title: Job-demand for learning and job-related learning: the mediating effect of job performance improvement initiative

Authors: Mark Kong Chew Loon, Timothy Bartram

Addresses: Newcastle Graduate School of Business, University of Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia. ' School of Business, La Trobe University, Victoria 3086, Australia

Abstract: This study examined whether job performance improvement initiative mediates the relationship between individuals| job-demand for learning and job-related learning. Data were obtained from 115 full-time employees in a diverse range of occupations. A partial least squares analysis revealed that job performance improvement initiative mediates partially the effects of job-demand for learning on job-related learning. Several implications for future research and policy are drawn from the findings.

Keywords: demand for learning; job performance; performance improvement; job-related learning; job demands.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2007.017131

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2007 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.227 - 239

Published online: 15 Feb 2008 *

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