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This study examines the impact of training programs on lecturer motivation and job satisfaction at the Techiman and Sunyani Study Centres of the College for Distance and E-Learning, University of Education Winneba. Utilizing a quantitative research approach, the study surveyed lecturers to assess their perceptions of the effectiveness of training programs and their influence on job satisfaction and motivation. Key findings indicate a significant correlation between participation in training programs and enhancements in lecturers' professional competencies. The data reveals that training not only impacts knowledge and skills but also positively affects lecturers’ attitudes towards their work. The study also uncovers a nuanced interplay between intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors. Lecturers express intrinsic motivation derived from learning new things and personal development, while also valuing extrinsic motivators like financial incentives. Moreover, the research shows that well-structured training programs contribute to moderate levels of job satisfaction among lecturers. This satisfaction is linked not just to the acquisition of new skills but also to the quality of work and alignment with organizational goals. The study suggests the need for continuous improvement in training programs, advocating for a more holistic approach to faculty development. This includes balancing intellectual stimulation with tangible rewards and ensuring that training programs are in tune with the latest pedagogical and technological advancements. The findings have implications for policy makers and educational administrators, highlighting the importance of investing in and regularly updating training programs to cater to the evolving needs of educators, especially in the context of distance learning. This research contributes to the broader understanding of faculty development in higher education, specifically in the realm of distance and e-learning, and lays the groundwork for future studies on the long-term effects of such training programs.

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Training Programs Lecturer Motivation Job Satisfaction Distance Education Faculty Development

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Antwi-Boasiako, P. K. ., & Mohammed, A. . (2023). Training Effects on Lecturer Motivation and Satisfaction: Examining UEW’s Distance Education Approach. Convergence Chronicles, 5(1), 215–229. https://doi.org/10.53075/Ijmsirq/656768988765646

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