Empirical validation of the importance of employees' learning motivation for workplace e-learning in Taiwanese organisations

Hsiu-Ju Chen, Chia-Hung Kao

Abstract


E-learning systems, adopted by organisations for employee training to enhance employees' performance, are characterised by self-directed, autonomous learning. Learning motivation is then of importance in the design of e-learning practices in workplace. However, empirical study of the alignment of e-learning with individual learning needs and organisational goals is an area with limited research. This study intends to clarify the importance of learning motivation in employees' e-learning systems use behaviour, based on the information systems success model. Data from one hundred and eighty-five employees who used e-learning systems in their work environment were gathered in Taiwan and analysed with PLS. Results showed that employees' learning motivation, reflecting their learning needs and strengths, influenced perceived usefulness and satisfaction with e-learning, and their use of the systems, which enhanced their task performance. The results validated the importance of employees' learning motivation and the need for alignment of employees' learning needs and organisational goals in e-learning training. The clarification can help facilitate an organisation's human capital management, and contributes to further advancement of the information systems success model.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.829