Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 13, No 2 (2017)

Factors Influencing training effectiveness: Evidence from public sector in Bahrain

Ehsan Saeed Yaqoot, Wan Shakizah Wan Mohd. Noor, Mohd Faizal Mohd Isa


The objective of this study is to explore problems faced by training programmes implemented at the public sector in Bahrain. Key issues discussed are related to training and development. The significance of the training cannot be ignored in delivering the needed knowledge and capabilities. Therefore, the training should be effective enough to attain these objectives. This study evaluates in accordance with vocational training a number of contextual factors discovered to have an influence in a different combination with other previously examined effective factors. It explores the relationship between them. It also identifies types of relation between the training effectiveness and the contextual factors. The framework of this study is established according to the Kirkpatrick training model. This model consists of four levels measuring training effectiveness namely reaction, learning, behavior, and result. Instrument utilized in this study was a 122 item questionnaire combined to respond to 2 hypotheses. The questionnaire was self-administered in staggered among the targeted respondents. It is revealed that contextual factors namely training environment, and trainee motivation have positive effectiveness in programms conducted in the public sector. This study provides critical inputs and contribution to literatures related to training in the public sector in Bahrain.


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