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The effect of actual workplace learning on job satisfaction and organizational commitment: The moderating role of intrinsic learning motive

Geunpil Ryu (Department of Public Administration, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea)
Seong-Gin Moon (Department of Public Administration, Inha University, Incheon, Republic of Korea)

Journal of Workplace Learning

ISSN: 1366-5626

Article publication date: 2 October 2019

Issue publication date: 22 October 2019

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to examine the effect of workplace learning experience and intrinsic learning motive on job satisfaction and organizational commitment. In addition, the study examined the moderating effect of intrinsic learning motives on the relationship between learning experience and job satisfaction and organizational commitment.

Design/methodology/approach

The current research used the Human Capital Corporate Panel survey data set, which aimed to explore how human resource development practices influence corporate performance. In all, 10,003 samples from 441 companies were used for data analysis.

Findings

Results indicate that taking part in workplace learning programs positively affects job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Likewise, intrinsic learning motives are also positively related to work attitudes. However, no interaction effect between the intrinsic learning motive and the learning experience was found, which may imply that an autonomous extrinsic learning motive is a better predictor for explaining job satisfaction than is a purely intrinsic learning motive within an organizational context.

Originality/value

Little research has examined the actual effect of workplace learning programs on employees’ attitudes regarding job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Furthermore, to the authors’ knowledge, no research has examined the moderating effect of intrinsic learning motive with workplace learning experience on employees’ positive work attitudes.

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Acknowledgements

This paper is supported by Inha University.

Citation

Ryu, G. and Moon, S.-G. (2019), "The effect of actual workplace learning on job satisfaction and organizational commitment: The moderating role of intrinsic learning motive", Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 31 No. 8, pp. 481-497. https://doi.org/10.1108/JWL-05-2019-0061

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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