ERIC Number: EJ836478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
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Reference Count: 64
Leader Influences on Training Effectiveness: Motivation and Outcome Expectation Processes
Scaduto, Anne; Lindsay, Douglas; Chiaburu, Dan S.
International Journal of Training and Development, v12 n3 p158-170 Sep 2008
Training effectiveness is a function of trainee characteristics, training design and contextual factors. Social exchanges in the work environment have received less attention compared with other training effectiveness predictors. We focus on the extent to which leaders (through their relationships and exchanges with followers) influence skill transfer, maintenance and generalization. We also examine two intervening processes (training motivation and outcome expectancy). Our findings, based on surveys from 495 employees, argue for the importance of leader-member exchange for training transfer, with training motivation and outcome expectancy as intervening mechanisms.
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Motivation, Work Environment, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Characteristics, Leaders, Interpersonal Relationship, Surveys, Evaluation Methods, Influences
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