[Objective] This study was to examine relationships between satisfaction with in-service training in A prefecture and whether the training participants had practical difficulties in their workplace or not.
[Methods] This was a cross-sectional study with a survey conducted using online questionnaires. Of the 50 participants, 18 responses to the online questionnaire were received. The data were subjected to statistical analysis using SPSS version 26.0. The questionnaire was comprised of three sections: satisfaction score with in-service training, demographic characteristics, and working conditions (including practical difficulties). A t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used to process the data.
The level of significance was set at p<.05. The study was also conducted with the approval of the Ethics Committee of the university where the research representative belonged to.
[Results] The mean level of the total Satisfaction scores was 110.1 (SD=17.2) : the maximum was 130 and the minimum was 62. We performed a one-way ANOVA or t-test with practical difficulties as the independent variable. The Satisfaction score of the participants with practical difficulties which included supporting or caring for clients was significantly lower than participants without practical difficulties (df=1, t=17.71, p=0.004).
[Conclusions] Training participants who had practical difficulties in their workplace were unsatisfied with in-service training. One of the reasons is that the participants with practical difficulties which included supporting or caring for their clients didn't have a chance to make the most of what they had learned because of their working environments. Providing educative supervision after in-service training has the possibility to facilitate the use of knowledge and skills gained during training.