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Associations between psychosocial characteristics, training attitudes and well-being in various training contexts

Zaiedy Nor, Norshaffika 2019. Associations between psychosocial characteristics, training attitudes and well-being in various training contexts. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.
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Abstract

Training is important to increase an individual’s productivity and performance. Meanwhile, high positive well-being is fundamental to ensure that an individual is happy and flourishes. However, limited research has been done that combines these two fields. Most research has focused on the effectiveness of training programmes that were designed to increase an individual’s well-being. Rather than emphasising the training programme’s effectiveness, the focal point of the current research is to examine the attitudes towards training programmes and its relation to one’s well- being. However, well-being can be influenced by various factors; thus, an individual’s psychosocial characteristics were included and controlled for in this study. Hence, two main objectives were developed, one of which is to examine the influence of psychosocial characteristics on training attitudes, and the other of which is to examine the influence of training attitudes on well-being after controlling for psychosocial characteristics. The current research has five empirical studies that measure training attitudes in various training contexts. From exploratory to longitudinal designs and from general to specific training contents, the final study measured training attitudes in the context of well-being intervention programmes. Throughout the study, some consistencies emerged alongside a few mixed findings. For the first objective, results demonstrated that certain types of psychosocial characteristics, particularly commitment, were positively associated with attitudes towards training across all studies, followed by OCB and positive and negative work characteristics. For the second objective, findings revealed that when psychosocial characteristics were controlled for, some of the training attitudes significantly influenced well-being only in certain studies. However, univariate correlations showed that other training attitudes significantly correlated with well-being in almost all studies. The insignificant results found at the multivariate level were due to an increased influence of other factors, particularly the effect of psychosocial characteristics (especially positive personality) on well-being. Overall, the research gives a new perspective on both training and well-being research. The findings highlight areas for future research and provide direction for improving the research that combines both fields

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Funders: Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 July 2020
Date of Acceptance: 14 July 2020
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2020 10:11
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/133434

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