E-learning readiness of management employees in the United States

by Biegala, Jennifer L., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2016, 129 pages; 10196583


As companies increasingly turn to e-learning for training and professional development, it is important they are able to determine if their management employees are ready for online learning. The participants in the study were management employees in the United States who work full-time and were 18 years or older. An online survey, using the Management Education by Internet Readiness instrument, was conducted through Survey Monkey. Results were analyzed using binomial logistic regression with e-learning readiness being the dichotomous variable. The logistic regression tested for correlations between e-learning readiness and age, gender, level of education, and level of management. Age was found to be the only variable with a statistically significant relationship to e-learning readiness. Specifically, only the 60+ age group had a statistically significant relationship to e-learning readiness. Gender, level of education, and level of management did not show a relationship to e-learning readiness. Corporations may want to provide extra support or accommodations for employees who are 60 years or older. The study also brought together research on the technology acceptance model and e-learning readiness in postsecondary educational settings with research on online training in a corporation.

AdviserCheryl McConnaughey
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Educational technology
Publication Number10196583

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