Structured On‐The‐Job Training (SOJT) as Perceived by HRD Professionals

William J. Rothwell, H. C. Kazanas

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On‐the‐job training(OJT) is defined as training that occurs on or near the work site. It is typically structured or unstructured. Surprisingly little research has been conducted on structured on‐the‐job training (SOJT), even though the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) estimates that employers spend between three and six times more on OJT each year than they spend on planned in‐house training. This article reviews available research on SOJT and summarizes the results of an exploratory study of training and development professionals about SOJT issues and practices in their organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-26
Number of pages15
JournalPerformance Improvement Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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