Assessing the antecedents of transfer intentions in a training context

Machin, M. Anthony and Fogarty, Gerard J. (2004) Assessing the antecedents of transfer intentions in a training context. International Journal of Training and Development, 8 (3). pp. 222-236. ISSN 1360-3736


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[Abstract]: This study examined the underlying structure of transfer climate and those aspects of
transfer climate that were related to pre-training self-efficacy, pre-training motivation,
and post-training transfer implementation intentions. Positive and negative affectivity
(PA and NA) were also measured in order to better understand the relationship of these
variables to trainees' perceptions of the transfer climate and the other training-related
variables. Transfer climate was best represented by two underlying constructs, although
these were correlated. After controlling for PA and NA, none of the transfer climate
variables were significantly related to pre-training self-efficacy, while only positive
reinforcement was significantly related to pre-training motivation. Pre-training selfefficacy
was also a significant predictor of pre-training motivation, even after
controlling for PA and NA. Negative Affectivity was the only significant predictor of
post-training transfer implementation intentions. Further research needs to clarify
whether PA and NA are contributors to the trainees' perceptions of the transfer climate
or are a product of these perceptions.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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: transfer climate, self-efficacy, motivation, positive affectivity, negative affectivity, transfer implementation intentions
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology

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