The relationship between Employees Level of education and the learning organization profile of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences

Habibi , fateme and Mohebbifar, rafat and Jahanihashemi, hzsan and Shishechi , ramtin and Kiaei, mohammad zakaria and ghanati, elnaz The relationship between Employees Level of education and the learning organization profile of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences. The journal of Medical Education and Development, 6 (1). pp. 12-18. ISSN 2008-9260

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Background: Nowadays, organizations to survive and gain competitive advantage require structural changes for conforming to their surrounding environmental changes. Many organizations are becoming learning organizations for this purpose. Objective: The purpose of this article was to determine profile of learner's organization in Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, using continuous system linked organizational model based on different levels of education. Methods: This is an applied study using a practical survey; Statistical community include people in all different organizational levels of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, (consisting of 1517 people) which have been working during 2008-2009 academic year. Using formula, a sample of 260 people was randomly studied. Sample size allocation to different study groups was according to performance size. Data collection consisted of a questionnaire with 50 questions on a Likert scale. Data analysis was performed by SPSS software using statistical tests ANOVA and Student-T-Test. Findings: The results of the research showed a community of 52% women and 48% men; of which 56.15% had a bachelorette degree (BS or BA), 18.85% masters and general practitioners degree (MS, MA or MSc.) and 16.16% specialist's doctorate and PhD degrees. The results showed none of the people in different educational backgrounds evaluated the University as a learning organization. Among the five dimensions of learning organization model; people and knowledge, there was no significant difference at different levels of education. While there was a significant difference (p<0.05) in the learning, organization and technology dimensions. The most points in learning dimension (20.70), organization (19.17) and technology (20.70) and overall assessment (93.91) belonged to groups with less than BA education. Conclusion: According to research results, university in different educational levels was not assess as a learning organization and the weakest subsystems, was related to learning subsystem. No organization can survive without continuous learning. Managers must facilitate learning as a major activity, on this basis, the special attention of university decision makers are needed to move towards a learning organization. In this context the university can establish and develop an on time and flexible learning programs at top of its agenda. Keywords: learning organization; System Linked Organizational Model; University

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: edc journal
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2014 09:20
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2014 09:20
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/43

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