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ERIC Number: EJ1109084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3736
The Impact of Support at the Workplace on Transfer of Training: A Study of an Indian Manufacturing Unit
Chauhan, Ragini; Ghosh, Piyali; Rai, Alka; Shukla, Divya
International Journal of Training and Development, v20 n3 p200-213 Sep 2016
This study aims to assess the individual impacts of two components of support at the workplace, namely, support from peers and supervisor, on transfer of training in a post-training environment. Mediation by motivation to transfer in the relationship of supervisor and peer support with transfer of training has also been examined. Data on 149 respondent employees working in a manufacturing unit owned by a leading player in the power transmission business in India has been subject to hierarchical regression analysis. Results confirm the key role of supervisor support in transfer of learned skills. However, the impact of peers on transfer is found to be greater than that of supervisors. The findings prompt us to recommend that peers should be involved in publicizing post-training experiences and benefits. Organizations and supervisors should encourage peers to motivate employees in applying training skills to the job by means of rewards and recognition. Overall the results contribute to a better understanding of support at workplace as a predictor of transfer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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