The Impact of Employee Training Methods on Employee Wellbeing: The Mediating Effect of Employee Training Satisfaction and the Moderating Role of Employee Age
The aim of this study is twofold. First, to test the mediating effect of employee training satisfaction on the impact of training methods (instructor-led training and employee shadowing) on employee wellbeing (employee job satisfaction and employee job engagement). Second, to examine the moderating role of employee age in the impact of training methods on employee wellbeing. Gathering the required data by a questionnaire distributed to a sample consisted of 200employees selected fromindustrial maintenance small companies in Jordan, the results pointed out that employee training satisfaction had no mediating effect on the impact of instructor-led training on employee job satisfaction or employee job engagement. Similarly, employee training satisfaction had no mediating effect on the impact of employee shadowing on employee job satisfaction. In contrast, employee training satisfaction had a significant mediating effect on the impact of employee shadowing on employee job engagement. Finally, the results found that employee age played a significant role in the effect of employee training methods on employee wellbeing. Accordingly, it was concluded that employee training satisfaction had no effect on collective training methods such as instructor-led training when compared with individual training practices such as employee shadowing.