Publication Date

2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Mayall, Hayley J.

Degree Name

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Department

Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment

LCSH

Women employees--Training of--Qatar--Computer-assisted instruction||Male employees--Training of--Qatar--Computer-assisted instruction||Women employees--Qatar--Attitudes||Male employees--Qatar--Attitudes

Abstract

This exploratory study aimed to investigate the differences between male and female employees in Qatar private institutions regarding their attitudes toward online training. Rogers's Diffusion of Innovation (DOI) theory was used as a theoretical framework for this study. Five constructs from Rogers's DOI theory (relative advantage, compatibility, complexity, trialability, and observability factors) were used for the investigation. The study is important because there is an apparent lack of research conducted in the field of online training in the State of Qatar. The study used a non-experimental survey design which recruited 176 male and female employees in Qatar private institutions. Results yielded significant differences between male and female employees in their perceptions of the relative advantage of online training; results for the other four factors were not significant. The findings of this study may help researchers and administrators to better understand female and male employees' attitudes toward online training.

Comments

Advisors: Hayley Mayall.||Committee members: Pi-Sui Hsu; David Walker.||Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

x, 99 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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