A Study of Influential Factors on Employees’ Motivation for Participating in the In-Service Training Courses Based on Modified Expectancy Theory

Farhad Ebrahim Abadi, Mohammad Reza Jalilvand, Mostafa Sharif, Ghorban Ali Salimi, Somayeh Aziz Khanzadeh


By training we can foster human resources in harmonizing with inside and outside organizational changes. Participation of active and motivated employee in training courses can facilitate acquisition of courses goals and prevent cost-wasting in this section of human resources. The purpose of current study is to identity influential factors on motivation based on revisited expectancy theory. Statistical population was formal and temporary employees of National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company in Isfahan and Kurdistan. Finding reveals that situation, expectancy, intrinsic instrumentally, and intrinsic valence have affected employees’ motivation to participate in the in-service training courses, and utilization level of influential factors could not satisfy employees’ expectations. Key words: In-service training; Modified expectancy theory; Motivation; Situation; Employee

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.ibm.1923842820110201.011


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