ERIC Number: EJ1051189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
Rules of Engagement: The Joint Influence of Trainer Expressiveness and Trainee Experiential Learning Style on Engagement and Training Transfer
Rangel, Bertha; Chung, Wonjoon; Harris, T. Brad; Carpenter, Nichelle C.; Chiaburu, Dan S.; Moore, Jenna L.
International Journal of Training and Development, v19 n1 p18-31 Mar 2015
We investigated the joint effect of trainer expressiveness and trainee experiential learning style on training transfer intentions. Extending prior research where trainer expressiveness has been established as a positive predictor of transfer, we show that trainer expressiveness is more impactful for trainees with high (vs. low) experiential learning styles. Based on our findings, trainees' experiential styles--also related to one's intuition--emerge as important enhancers of transfer intentions, and should be considered in future research and when assigning trainees to learning. In addition, we found that the effect of trainer expressiveness on transfer intentions is mediated by trainee engagement.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Cognitive Style, Learner Engagement, Transfer of Training, Trainees, Trainers, Communication (Thought Transfer), Intuition, Intention
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