The effects of self-efficacy, motivation to transfer, and situational constraints on transfer intentions and transfer of training

Machin, Michael A. and Fogarty, Gerard J. (1997) The effects of self-efficacy, motivation to transfer, and situational constraints on transfer intentions and transfer of training. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 10 (2). pp. 98-115. ISSN 0898-5952

Abstract

An important dimension of training effectiveness relates to how well skills learned during training are transferred to the workplace. The current study examines the effects of several individual characteristics (Self-efficacy, Motivation to Transfer, Training Reactions, Goals for Transfer and Commitment to Transfer Goal) and Situational Constraints on perceived Transfer Success. LISREL VII (Joreskog & Sorbom, 1989) was used to determine the fit of a mediated effects model of how the variables would affect transfer success. Self-efficacy and Motivation to Transfer were found to be significantly related to transfer intentions (Goal for Transfer and Commitment to Transfer Goal) while Goal for Transfer and Commmitment to Transfer Goal were positively related to Transfer Success. The implications of these results for maximizing the transfer of training are discussed.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: Bulkimport bulkimport
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: skills; training; transfer of skills
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/13482

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