The Impact of Effective Outbound Training Programs on Changing Employees’ Behavior in Parliament of Sri Lanka

KVK Karunawardhana

Abstract


This study aims to identify the effectiveness of outbound training (OBT) programs on changing employees’ behavior in Parliament of Sri Lanka. Even though, there has been several researches done at international level on the area of outbound training, very few evidence can be found in Sri Lankan context relating to the area of outbound training. Therefore, this research is filling the empirical gap of the area of outbound training and its effect on employee behavior. The main objective of this research is to identify the effectiveness of outbound training programs on changing employees' behavior in Parliament of Sri Lanka. The data was collected from 138 employees of Parliament who recently participated in an OBT program by using nonprobability sampling method. Sampling technique used for this study was convenient sampling where the data was collected from the employees who were conveniently available.  This study was carried out in two phases. At the first phase, data were collected from employees before the outbound training program and in phase 2, data was collected from employees after the outbound training program. This study found out that, the effectiveness of outbound training method is positively correlated with employees’ behavior. Moreover, it was proved that the effectiveness of outbound training method is positively correlated with two dimension of employees’ behavior namely skills and attitude. And researcher found there is no relationship between the effectiveness of outbound training program and knowledge dimension of employees’ behavior. It is concluded that there is a significant positive relationship between the effectiveness of outbound training method and employees’ behavior. In addition, the effectiveness of outbound training method has a positive impact on two dimensions of employees’ behavior (skills and attitude) and it does not have any impact on knowledge dimension of employees.

Keywords: Outbound Training, Employees’ Behavior, Skills, Knowledge, Attitude, Training Evaluation


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