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dc.contributor.authorNason, Alan Barryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:22:06Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:22:06Z
dc.date.issued1998-05-22en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-5198-13568en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/30573
dc.description.abstractMOTIVATION OF MANAGERS ASSIGNED TO A FEDERAL AGENCY TOWARDS PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED TRAINING Alan B. Nason (ABSTRACT) This study examined the motivations of managers in a Federal government agency to participate or not participate in voluntary government-sponsored training. The researcher distributed a questionnaire, via agency electronic mail, to managers and supervisors in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The questionnaire comprised items selected from three instruments used and validated in previous adult education participation studies and provided the data for this study. Section 1 of the questionnaire addressed demographics, Section 2 addressed non-participation, and Section 3 addressed participation. Respondents rated the degree of influence or importance each item had on their decision to participate or not to participate in government-sponsored training. The data revealed the relative importance of the reasons for participation and non-participation and their relationship to the demographic variables. Cognitive interest and professional advancement were the primary motivations for participation in training. Lack of course relevance and time constraints were the primary motivations for not participating in training. There was no significant difference in motivation between men and women managers for either participation or non-participation. Other demographic variables had low to mid-range correlations with specific reasons for participation and non-participation, none of which were concentrated on a single cluster or factor.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectadult educationen_US
dc.subjecttrainingen_US
dc.subjectparticipationen_US
dc.subjectmanagersen_US
dc.subjectgovernment agencyen_US
dc.titleMotivation of managers assigned to a Federal agency towards participation in government-sponsored trainingen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAdult and Continuing Educationen_US
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAdult and Continuing Educationen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairWiswell, Albert W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHoward, Melissaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberReio, Thomas G. Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBoucouvalas, Marcieen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberStubblefield, Harold W.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-5198-13568/en_US
dc.date.sdate1998-05-22en_US
dc.date.rdate1998-06-11
dc.date.adate1998-06-11en_US


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