The objectives of the study were: (1) To evaluate the usefulness and effectiveness of the training program on the basis of opinions, reactions and suggestions of the respondents. (2) To evaluate the practicability, utility and adequacy of the course contents in the context of the social security situation. (3) To compare the financial implications of social security development and awareness of insurance objectives among elementary, secondary and higher educational levels of the people of Iran.
The sample comprised 399 policy makers, instructors, trained staff, insurants, employees, under training, potential trained of SSTP and SSTC from Tehran and were selected by multi stage sampling technique.
Achievement tests and questionnaires were developed by researcher for data collection.
Ex-post facto/descriptive survey method was used by researcher.
The data were analyzed by percentage, mean, SD and t-test.
The findings of the study were: (1) The TS were found to provide prompt service and satisfy insurance and employees and transfer the central organization policy to executive unit, enhance their efficiency, skills and extend the social security all over the country to some extent. (2) The present requirements in terms of educational background and experience for entry into the SSTP were low. (3) The achievement test results clearly revealed the short comings in the course content provided in the program in terms of adequacy, relevance and scope. (4) The highly educated people got more financial benefit from social security development. (5) Highly educated people had more awareness of insurance objectives. All these findings indicated that the SSTP achieved its objectives. This may be due to many reasons. One of them could be the lack of motivation. On the basis of the general findings, it was concluded that with some changes and modifications in the total program, the SSTP could be one of the most effective strategies for social security development. The integrative nature of the program cannot be substituted by any other program.
Keyword(s): Social Security Training Program, Strategy, Social Security Development, Educational Levels, Iran