From task characteristics to learning: A systematic review
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SourceScandinavian Journal of Psychology, 51, 5, (2010), pp. 363-375
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SW OZ BSI AO
SW OZ BSI SCP
Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
SubjectBehaviour Change and Well-being; Work, Health and Performance
Although many theoretical approaches propose that job characteristics affect employee learning, the question is why and how job characteristics influence learning. The present study reviews the evidence on the relationships among learning antecedents (i.e., job characteristics: demands, variety, autonomy and feedback), learning processes (including motivational, meta-cognitive, cognitive and behavioral processes) and learning consequences. Building on an integrative heuristic model, we quantitatively reviewed 85 studies published between 1969 and 2005. Our analyses revealed strong evidence for a positive relation between job demands and autonomy on the one hand and motivational and meta-cognitive learning processes on the other. Furthermore, these learning processes were positively related to learning consequences.
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