EXPERIENCING ADULT LEARNING AND DEVELOPING MANAGERIAL COMPETENCIES

Dr. Hammad Khamies Alshammary, Dr. Ajay Singh

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The purpose of the study is to examine the effect of adult learning on managerial competency development. The study considers four factors namely Vicarious Experience, Adult Motivation, physiological experiences, and continuous learning. The study examines the responses of 68 managers on adult learning in relation to managerial competency development. The data has taken from the managers working in public and private sector companies both at Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The outcome of the study shows that manager’s vicarious experience, adult motivation, physiological experience and continuous learning have a negative relation to the age. As manager’s age increases these factors experienced decreasing. The study has implications for the companies having more adult employees and is expected to face challenges with emerging companies to take competitive advantage.


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adult motivation, psychological experience, continuous learning, vicarious experience

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