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ERIC Number: EJ1060526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3736
Voluntary or Mandatory Enrollment in Training and the Motivation to Transfer Training
Curado, Carla; Henriques, Paulo Lopes; Ribeiro, Sofia
International Journal of Training and Development, v19 n2 p98-109 Jun 2015
The purpose of this study is to examine the motivation to transfer training in a multidimensional way. It investigates autonomous and controlled motivation and explores the difference in motivation to transfer according to whether the employee is enrolled in training on a voluntary or mandatory basis. This is a cross-sectional hypotheses-testing study. Data were collected at a large insurance company involving employees who had participated in training programs in the previous 6 months. Findings show that when considering autonomous motivation to transfer, results support the argument that being voluntarily enrolled in the training program shows a higher impact on motivation to transfer than being mandatorily enrolled. When considering controlled motivation to transfer, results do not support such an argument, probably because of the nature of controlled motivation to transfer that in practice reduces the difference in results between the two types of enrollment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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