Learning climate and workplace learning: Does work restructuring make a difference?

Nikolova, Irina, Van Ruysseveldt, Joris, Van Dam, Karen and De Witte, Hans (2016) Learning climate and workplace learning: Does work restructuring make a difference? Journal of Personnel Psychology, 15 (2). pp. 66-75. ISSN 1866-5888

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Abstract

In the current study, we propose that organizational learning climate in terms of facilitation learning climate, appreciation learning climate, and error-avoidance climate has the capacity to enhance employees’ level of newly acquired competences. Additionally, we investigated whether this relationship holds when employees face work-restructuring. Structural Equation Modeling was used to test the hypotheses on a large sample of the Dutch working population (N = 1013). The results showed that work restructuring moderated the hypothesized relationships. Under conditions of high restructuring, facilitation learning climate was an important predictor of learning outcomes; yet, under conditions of low work restructuring, appreciation learning climate was more effective. The current paper contributes to research on organizational change and workplace learning by providing evidence that organizational change can impact the way organizational learning climate supports employee learning.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 16:00
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2019 14:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/58142
DOI: 10.1027/1866-5888/a000151

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