The moderating role of self-regulated learning in job characteristics and attitudes towards web-based continuing learning in the airlines workplace

  • Xiao-Fan Lin South China Normal University http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4544-0849
  • Jyh-Chong Liang
  • Chin-Chung Tsai
  • Qintai Hu South China Normal University; the President of South China Normal University
Keywords: Self-regulated learning, job characteristics, professional continuing education, workplace learning, arilines

Abstract

With the increasing importance of adult and continuing education, the present study aimed to examine the factors that influence continuing web-based learning at work. Three questionnaires were utilised to investigate the association of the job characteristics from Karasek et al.’s (1998) job demand-control-support model and the self-regulated learning with web-based continuing learning; exploratory factor analyses indicate their adequate reliability and validity. A sample of 203 employees of an airline company completed three questionnaires. The path analysis reveals that job demands did not have any significant correlation with any other variables. However, job control, social support and self-regulated learning constituted significant predictors of attitudes towards web-based continuing learning. Furthermore, self-regulated learning mediated job characteristics and attitudes. In conclusion, this is one of the few studies to consider perceptions of both personal online learning (i.e., self-regulated learning and attitudes towards web-based continuing learning) and work-related variables (i.e., job characteristics). The study advances interdisciplinary perspectives on education, information and communications technology and psychology, which has implications for continuing adult education and successful implementation of online workplace learning.

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Published
2018-03-28
How to Cite
Lin, X.-F., Liang, J.-C., Tsai, C.-C., & Hu, Q. (2018). The moderating role of self-regulated learning in job characteristics and attitudes towards web-based continuing learning in the airlines workplace. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 34(1). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.3198
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