The Impact of Structured Training on Knowledge and Perceived Job Performance of Child Support Professionals

Chien Chung Huang, Chieh Wen Liu, Bradley Forenza, Andrew J. Germak, Mia Sena, Katie Findley

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Abstract

Using data from the New Jersey Child Support Institute, this article evaluated the professional knowledge of child support workers before and after a training program and examined how changes in knowledge influenced their perceived job performance. The findings found that child support workers only answered 54.5% of the questions correctly on the pre-training assessment. The training program significantly improved workers' knowledge of child support enforcement and that the increase in knowledge was associated with a 0.64 standard deviations of perceived job improvement for worker. The findings highlight the importance of training in a continually changing profession.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-145
Number of pages11
JournalHuman Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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  • job performance
  • knowledge
  • professional training
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Huang, Chien Chung ; Liu, Chieh Wen ; Forenza, Bradley ; Germak, Andrew J. ; Sena, Mia ; Findley, Katie. / The Impact of Structured Training on Knowledge and Perceived Job Performance of Child Support Professionals. In: Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance. 2014 ; Vol. 38, No. 2. pp. 135-145.
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In: Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance, Vol. 38, No. 2, 01.01.2014, p. 135-145.

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