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Performance on the road: examining the critical role of training effectiveness amongst the blue-collar employees in Bahrain

Umair Ahmed, Soleman Mozammel and Habib Ahmed
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Umair Ahmed: Arab Open University, Bahrain
Soleman Mozammel: Arab Open University, Bahrain
Habib Ahmed: Alsadiq Transport, Bahrain

Asian Journal of Empirical Research, 2018, vol. 8, issue 9, 342-351

Abstract: The present study attempted to investigate the role or training effectiveness on the employee performance of blue-collar employees working in Bahrain Transportation sector. Therein, the study examined the effectiveness of five different training programs offered to large vehicle drivers serving in the transportation industry. A total of 135 bus drivers from Alsadiq transport company Bahrain were sampled for the study to outline the effectiveness of three major training programs that they were offered including Customer Handling & Passenger Safety, Health & Hygiene and Guide to traffic laws and driving in Bahrain on their driving performance. Structural equation modeling using smart PLS was used for the present study for data analysis and interpretation. The study found a significant relationship impact of two programs on their driving performance of the respondents. The study forwards theoretical and practical implications and scope for further studies.

Keywords: Performance; Training effectiveness; Blue-collar; Transportation industry; Bahrain (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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