Predictors of motivation to learn when training is mandatory

Machin, M. Anthony and Treloar, Cherylee A. (2004) Predictors of motivation to learn when training is mandatory. In: 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2004, 29 Sept - 03 Oct 2004, Sydney, Australia.


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[Abstract]: Few studies have focused on the individual and organisational factors that predict motivation to learn when training is mandatory. This study addressed the overall predictability of motivation to learn from a range of individual and organisational variables as well as whether organisational commitment mediated the relationships between the other predictors and motivation to learn. Only organisational commitment was able to account for a significant portion of the variance in motivation to learn. The collective influence of work locus of control, perceived benefits of training, negative transfer climate, and supervisor support on motivation to learn was entirely mediated by organisational commitment. Pre-training interventions should focus on enhancing the perceived benefits of mandatory training which may positively influence employees' level of commitment to the organisation and pre-training motivation to learn.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited according to Publisher's requirements: 'This is an electronic version of an article published in Katsikitis, Mary (Ed.) (2004). Proceedings of the 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference (pp. 157-161). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society. ISBN 0-909881-25-1.'
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: predictors, motivation to learn, mandatory, compulsory, training, organisational commitment
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology

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