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Improving training outcomes: the significance of motivation when learning about new shipboard technology

Tang, L and Sampson, Helen 2018. Improving training outcomes: the significance of motivation when learning about new shipboard technology. Journal of Vocational Education and Training 70 (3) , pp. 384-398. 10.1080/13636820.2017.1392997

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This paper reports on some of the findings from a study of new technology and training in shipping. It identifies the key significance of motivation in the learning process and identifies potential factors that motivate or demotivate seafarers when undertaking training about new equipment. It shows that seafarers’ motivation is likely to be impacted by confidence that training is good for the job as well as for promotion. It demonstrates that companies can facilitate and encourage individuals to initiate learning activities but that they may equally adopt strategies which discourage learning. Enabling factors include: establishing a positive learning environment; adopting clear policies; allowing seafarers to identify their own training needs and allowing seafarers to request support for specific courses. Conversely, companies may demotivate some seafarers in relation to training by shifting the burden of training ‘costs’, such as time and money, onto them.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN: 1363-6820
Funders: Lloyd's Register Foundation
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 September 2017
Date of Acceptance: 11 September 2017
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 07:47

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