Publication Date

Summer 2020

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Sam Evans (Director), Kimberlee Everson, Aaron Hughey, and Susan Keesey

Degree Program

Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research

Degree Type

Doctor of Education


The competitive workforce views training as an investment in human capital, which is seen as its most valuable asset. In order to meet labor demands of tomorrow, the workforce will depend on higher education to educate workers. This will put academic advisors and the training they receive further in the spotlight, as they play a meaningful role in student success. Training has been shown to increase occupational self-efficacy and impact employee performance, but empirical research is lacking from the advisor perspective to explore their perception of training and occupational self-efficacy. In a study of N = 108 of faculty and professional advisors, the most often cited type of training participants indicated was university-wide (n = 78). The relationship with the six items of the occupational self-efficacy scale were reliable (š¯›¼ = .93).


Educational Leadership | Organizational Behavior and Theory