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ERIC Number: EJ1103692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1558-6898
A Mixed Methods Examination of the Influence of Dimensions of Support on Training Transfer
Schindler, Laura A.; Burkholder, Gary J.
Journal of Mixed Methods Research, v10 n3 p292-310 Jul 2016
The purpose of this mixed methods sequential explanatory study was to explore how specific dimensions of supervisor support (mentoring, coaching, social support, and task support) influence the transfer of learned knowledge and skills to the job. Quantitative data were collected from employees (N = 48) who develop curriculum at an educational organization and analyzed using multiple regression analysis; this was followed by in-depth interviews (n = 10) that focused on participants' lived experiences of supervisor support, transfer motivation, and training transfer. Findings suggest that mentoring, coaching, social support, and task support directly and/or indirectly facilitate training transfer and provide greater insight into the underlying mechanisms that account for how and why supervisor support influences training transfer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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