Turizam Volume 20, Issue 2-3
WORKPLACE LEARNING CULTURES, LEARNING POTENTIAL AND IMPORTANT WORK OUTCOMES AMONG MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES IN FIVE-STAR TURKISH HOTELS
Authors: Ronald J. Burke, Mustafa Koyuncu, Jacob WolpinA, Bekir Esitti, Kadife Koyuncu
Abstract: This research investigated the relationship of perceived workplace learning culture, workplace learning potential, perceived employability, feelings of psychological empowerment, important work outcomes, and self-reported assessments of service quality among supervisors and managers in five star hotels in Turkey. The goals were to determine the effects of workplace learning
cultures on key managerial experiences. Data were collected from 205 managers, an eightynine percent response rate, from twelve hotels, using anonymously completed questionnaires in the last quarter of 2014. Work outcomes included job satisfaction, perceptions of service quality and intent to quit. Managerial Self-efficacy was significantly related to perceptions of workplace learning culture, opportunities for learning, employability and all other work outcomes. In addition, stronger workplace learning cultures and more opportunities for learning also had positive effects of several work outcomes. Practical implications of these findings along with future research directions are offered. Practical applications include training supervisors on ways to develop and support a workplace learning culture, training all employees on the benefits of personal efficacy and ways to increase it, and training employees on the benefits of their own learning and ways to enhance this.
Keywords:Workplace learning cultures, learning potential, work outcomes, managerial employees, Turkey.
Article info: 76-91
Received: April 2016 | Accepted: June 2016