Workplace Learning Cultures, Learning Potential and Important Work Outcomes among Managerial Employees in Five-Star Turkish Hotels


Uluslararası Avrasya Ekonomileri Konferansı, Kazan, Russia, 9 - 11 September 2015, pp.1

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Kazan
  • Country: Russia
  • Page Numbers: pp.1
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


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. Data were collected from 205 managers, an eighty-nine percent response rate, from twelve hotels, using anonymously completed questionnaires. 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.

The present research has limitations which should be noted to better assess the results. First, all data were collected using self-report questionnaires with the possibility of response set tendencies and common method biases. Second, all data were collected at one point in time making it challenging to address issues of causality. Third, although the sample was relatively large, all respondents came from high quality properties in only one large city in Turkey (Istanbul), thus the extent to which our findings would apply to hotels in other regions or hotels of lower quality is indeterminate.

Practical implications 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.