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Boosting workplace happiness among married working women through employees training and career growth

Hashim, Junaidah and Wok, Saodah (2015) Boosting workplace happiness among married working women through employees training and career growth. In: 3rd International Conference on Educational Research And Practice Professional Educators as Global Leaders (ICERP 2015), 25th-26th August 2015, The Everly, Putrajaya .

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This study investigates the extent to which work-related training effects career growth of married women employees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and in turn how career growth will influence their workplace happiness. Career growth was hence tested as a mediator. Quantitative research was employed using survey method. The measures regarding training and development and career growth were adapted from Huselid (1995) and workplace happiness from Albano (2009). All these measures were reliable with Cronbach alpha values greater than 0.70. The results showed that training and development activities have positive moderate relationship with workplace happiness. Career growth partially mediated the relationship between training and development and workplace happiness. This study implies that training and development is an important activity which promotes career growth among women. Career growth was found to have partial mediating effect on training and workplace happiness of women employees. Even if the women, after receiving training and development, did not achieve career growth and advancement in the same organisation, but with the acquired knowledge, skills, and abilities they stand a better chance for a better position elsewhere.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3062/46131
Uncontrolled Keywords: Training and development, workplace happiness, career growth, working women
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Junaidah Hashim
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2015 14:23
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 16:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46131

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