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Intervening with care: varying outcomes of a training and development programme in elderly care in Sweden
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography, Transportation Research Unit (TRUM).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7614-1841
2017 (English)In: Journal of Vocational Education and Training, ISSN 1363-6820, E-ISSN 1747-5090, Vol. 69, no 4, 617-636 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Awareness of the mechanisms underlying training and development (T&D) programmes is crucial in creating sustainable learning conditions in organisations. The organisational and psychosocial aspects of the work environment in Swedish elderly care is the focus of this longitudinal study, and the relation between process and results of a T&D programme is investigated. A mixed-methods design enabled exploration of the content of the quality improvement efforts, followed by an examination of how aspects of the work environment are influenced. The perceived learning climate, workload and resource adequacy are shown to be influenced differently by different contents. Insights into the complexity surrounding T&D programmes are then offered. It is concluded that even if a seemingly sound method of quality improvement is implemented, this is not enough to guarantee success. Also, it is apparent that changes may sometimes be at the expense of employees' work environment, which may hamper continuous learning.

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Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, 2017. Vol. 69, no 4, 617-636 p.
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Training and development programmes, mixed methods, learning climate, workload, resource adequacy, elderly care
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Applied Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-136617DOI: 10.1080/13636820.2017.1309567ISI: 000415711000009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-136617DiVA: diva2:1112572
Available from: 2017-06-20 Created: 2017-06-20 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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