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Modelling the relationship between personality factor, perceptions of the school as a learning organisation and workplace learning of school teachers


Tengku Ariffin, Tengku Faekah and Awang Hashim, Rosna and Yahya, Khulida Kirana (2010) Modelling the relationship between personality factor, perceptions of the school as a learning organisation and workplace learning of school teachers. Malaysian Journal of Learning & Instruction, 7. pp. 15-35. ISSN 2180-2483

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Abstract

Purpose – In this study, a structural model based on Kurt Lewin’s Field Theory was proposed to explain how the interrelationships between a person (i.e. personality factors) and his or her environment(i.e. how one perceives the school as a learning organisation) can influence the person’s behaviour. The outcome behaviour of interest in this study is the teacher’s engagement in workplace learning activities.Method – This is a a causal-comparative study which utilises a survey method for data collection. The sample involved a total of 400 school teachers who were selected through a multistage cluster analysis sampling procedure. The data analysis involved an adoption of the two-step procedure. The fi rst step was the analysis of the overall measurement model, followed by the analysis of the proposed structural model through structural equation modelling(SEM).Findings – Results indicated that three of fi ve personality factors (conscientiousness, extraversion, and openness to experience) and how the teacher perceived the school as a learning organisation, are significant infl uences of teacher’s engagement in workplace learning activities. Based on the holistic approach in model evaluation, both the overall measurement model and the structural model were found to be adequately fit.Value – The study proposed a model which highlights the importance of personality factors and perceptions of the school as a learning organisation, and as signifi cant contributors of workplace learning.Practical implications such as the improvement of personality items in the current teacher selection tool and the application of learning organisation in the school context are elaborated in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: workplace learning, personality (1NEO-FFI-3), learning organisation, teachers
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Tengku Faekah Tengku Ariffin
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2011 06:12
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 06:12
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3681

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