Title: The importance of self-directed learning for human resource development: an introduction

Authors: Lars W. Mitlacher

Addresses: Department of HRM, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Halle-Wittenberg, 06099 Halle, Germany

Abstract: The article deals with the development of self-directed learning and discusses the Self-directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS) as an instrument that is widely used to measure the readiness for self-directed learning. Additionally, the article provides an overview of the papers included in the special issue.

Keywords: self-directed learning; SDL readiness; human resource development; HRD.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2008.019571

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2008 Vol.8 No.4, pp.289 - 292

Available online: 16 Jul 2008 *

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