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附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 47-08, Section: A, page: 2854
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Maryland, College Park, 1986
This is a descriptive survey research. Its main purpose was to identify the professionalizing characteristics of the training profession in Peninsular Malaysia
The survey included 251 trainers selected from five government and semi-government agencies. It utilized questionnaire schedules for data collection, personally delivered by the researcher. Approximately 69 percent of the trainers completed their questionnaires
The analyses of data revealed several personal characteristics of the trainers. A majority of them were in their thirties, worked five years or less, and attended higher institutions. There were two male trainers for every female trainer, and they occupied various staff positions besides the position of Trainer
The analyses also identified three main categories of professionalizing characteristics. First, in the category of conceptual characteristics, the trainers perceived that the order of the degree of their involvements in 10 training functions were as follows: (1) delivering training, (2) preparing training materials, (3) managing training, (4) evaluating training, (5) designing training programs, (6) analyzing needs, (7) professional development, (8) maintaining organizational relationships, (9) advising and counseling, and (10) conducting research
Second, the trainers perceived that most of the training tasks in the nine general areas of performance characteristics were important. These areas were related to needs assessment, evaluation, designing training programs, delivering training, managing training, research, preparing training materials, maintaining organizational relationships, and basic professional skills. Also a majority of the trainers felt that they needed some training in most of the tasks in these areas
Third, in general the data suggested that there was some degree of collective identity among trainers in five agencies related to formal education, work autonomy, public acceptance of the profession, ethical values, relation to others and professional development. However, the findings indicated that collective identity was lacking in areas such as credentialing, penalties and reinforcements, and membership in a professional body
Finally the study found little differences in the perceived needs for training among the trainers. However some significant differences of opinions were observed related to the practice of training functions, degree of importance of training tasks and collective identity characteristics
School code: 0117
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 47-08A
主題 Education, Adult and Continuing
Alt Author University of Maryland, College Park
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