Employees -- Training of, Supervision of employees
Measuring training need and in turn revising training content to reflect that need is a process that continues to plague the training practitioner. This study examines the application of Ford and Wroten's (1984) Matching Technique to a supervisory training program. Subjects were 13 non-supervisors and 13 recently promoted supervisors that were divided equally between the control and experimental conditions. A nonequivalent control group design was employed, and the data were analyzed using ANCOVA. Self-perception training need data were collected via a need survey. Both the need data and the training program content were classified in terms of management skill dimensions. Pre and post measures were collected using an In-Basket exercise and a knowledge test. The results indicate that skill performance does increase significantly for those skills requiring additional emphasis. More research is needed on this process, as only one skill dimension required more emphasis in this study.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Cuccarese, Eugene K., "Matching Training Time to Training Need: A Procedure for Revising an Existing Supervisory Training Program" (1986). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4873.