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Participation in Continuing Education Programs: Antecedents, Consequences, and Implications

Daniel C. Feldman and Thomas W. H. Ng

in The Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390483
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195390483.013.0059

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Participation in Continuing Education Programs: Antecedents, Consequences, and Implications

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This chapter focuses on continuing education (CE) opportunities offered to working adults. First, we examine the antecedents to participation in CE programs, considering both individual differences and situational factors. Second, we examine the outcomes of continuing education, including changes in employees’ attitudes, knowledge, skills, and job behaviors. In the third section, we explore the roles that organizations play in encouraging employee participation in CE and in facilitating transfer of learning. Finally, the chapter concludes with directions for future research on continuing education and implications for management practice.

Keywords: continuing education; lifelong learning; learning content; learning context; training

Article.  10450 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Educational Psychology

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