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## Corporate Distance Education: An Applied Understanding of its Resistance Factors

#### Marcus BRAUER [1] , Luiz Eduardo ALVES [2] , Paulo Roberto da Costa VIEIRA [3] , Alberto Luiz ALBERTIN [4] , Marcello ROMANI-DIAS [5]

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The objective of this study was to identify and analyze the main factors that explain the resistance to distance education (DE) in corporate education (CE) in a military institution. The present study was structured with quantitative and explanatory approach, based on the theoretical framework of the READEC model, which was developed and validated by Albertin and Brauer (2012). From a technical point of view, a bibliographic survey and a field survey were carried out by means of an electronic questionnaire. Data collection was carried out with a sample of 345 Brazilian Army personnel who were part of the Training Course for Sergeants (TCS). The data of this research were treated with the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), technique based on Partial Least Squares (PLS). The results of the research showed that the self-efficacy and performance expectation dimensions directly and positively influence the resistance to the DE in the CE, and the effort expectation, facilitating conditions and interactivity dimensions are constructs antecedent to the performance expectation. Contrary to the previous theory, the results also indicated that the perception about the organizational infrastructure was not significant to explain the resistance to DE, which allows us to bring new insights about this phenomenon.

Distance Education, corporate education, Utaut, Readec, e-learning
 Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { tojde471651, journal = {Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education}, issn = {1302-6488}, address = {Anadolu Üniversitesi}, year = {2018}, volume = {19}, pages = {43 - 63}, doi = {10.17718/tojde.471651}, title = {Corporate Distance Education: An Applied Understanding of its Resistance Factors}, key = {cite}, author = {VIEIRA, Paulo Roberto da Costa and BRAUER, Marcus and ROMANI-DIAS, Marcello and ALVES, Luiz Eduardo and ALBERTIN, Alberto Luiz} } APA BRAUER, M , ALVES, L , VIEIRA, P , ALBERTIN, A , ROMANI-DIAS, M . (2018). Corporate Distance Education: An Applied Understanding of its Resistance Factors. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 19 (4), 43-63. DOI: 10.17718/tojde.471651 MLA BRAUER, M , ALVES, L , VIEIRA, P , ALBERTIN, A , ROMANI-DIAS, M . "Corporate Distance Education: An Applied Understanding of its Resistance Factors". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 19 (2018): 43-63 Chicago BRAUER, M , ALVES, L , VIEIRA, P , ALBERTIN, A , ROMANI-DIAS, M . "Corporate Distance Education: An Applied Understanding of its Resistance Factors". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 19 (2018): 43-63 RIS TY - JOUR T1 - Corporate Distance Education: An Applied Understanding of its Resistance Factors AU - Marcus BRAUER , Luiz Eduardo ALVES , Paulo Roberto da Costa VIEIRA , Alberto Luiz ALBERTIN , Marcello ROMANI-DIAS Y1 - 2018 PY - 2018 N1 - doi: 10.17718/tojde.471651 DO - 10.17718/tojde.471651 T2 - Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 43 EP - 63 VL - 19 IS - 4 SN - 1302-6488- M3 - doi: 10.17718/tojde.471651 UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.17718/tojde.471651 Y2 - 2018 ER - EndNote %0 Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education Corporate Distance Education: An Applied Understanding of its Resistance Factors %A Marcus BRAUER , Luiz Eduardo ALVES , Paulo Roberto da Costa VIEIRA , Alberto Luiz ALBERTIN , Marcello ROMANI-DIAS %T Corporate Distance Education: An Applied Understanding of its Resistance Factors %D 2018 %J Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education %P 1302-6488- %V 19 %N 4 %R doi: 10.17718/tojde.471651 %U 10.17718/tojde.471651 ISNAD BRAUER, Marcus , ALVES, Luiz Eduardo , VIEIRA, Paulo Roberto da Costa , ALBERTIN, Alberto Luiz , ROMANI-DIAS, Marcello . "Corporate Distance Education: An Applied Understanding of its Resistance Factors". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 19 / 4 (Ekim 2018): 43-63. http://dx.doi.org/10.17718/tojde.471651