Validity Testing of a New Scale for Measuring Attitudes towards Lifelong Learning and Human Resource Development, (Llehurede) Scale, by Analyse Factorielle Des Correspondance

By Stella Giossi.

Published by Management Education: An International Journal

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The aim of this study was to determine the validity of the LLEHUREDE (Lifelong Learning and Human Resource Development) scale as an instrument to measure thoughts, beliefs and attitudes that monitor emotional components relevant to the relation between lifelong learning and human resource development and its impact on people’s careers and their professional choices within a Greek sample of enterprises. Initially, it consisted of 80 items concerning 8 conceptual subscales, which measured workers’ attitudes concerning their understanding and emotions towards lifelong learning and human resource development including: awareness of lifelong learning, attitudes towards educational, vocational and development policies, culture of lifelong learning, business strategy, value system and ethical perceptions, evaluation policy of participation in educational programmes, trainee’s orientation towards lifelong learning, emotional identity of trainee, and contemporary trends of lifelong learning. In particular, this research study presents the responses of 87 Greek employees, managers and employers from different enterprises in Greece. The results provide the final scale, which consists of 42 items from the initial LLEHUREDE Scale and for which the factorial validity was strongly verified.

Keywords: Validity, Lifelong Learning, Human Resource Development, LLEHUREDE Scale

Management Education: An International Journal, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp.1-19. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 814.710KB).

Dr Stella Giossi

Economist, Quality Consultant, PhD Candidate, Department of Educational and Social Policy, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

Stella Giossi holds a degree in economics and a degree in pedagogy. She has a MBA degree and holds a PhD in Continuing Education. She works as an economist and a quality consultant. She has published several papers in Greek and international journals.