ERIC Number: EJ838208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Understanding Frame-of-Reference Training Success: A Social Learning Theory Perspective
Sulsky, Lorne M.; Kline, Theresa J. B.
International Journal of Training and Development, v11 n2 p121-131 Jun 2007
Employing the social learning theory (SLT) perspective on training, we analysed the effects of alternative frame-of-reference (FOR) training protocols on various criteria of training effectiveness. Undergraduate participants (N = 65) were randomly assigned to one of four FOR training conditions and a control condition. Training effectiveness was determined via trainee reactions, learning and rating accuracy. The results partially supported the study hypotheses: compared to the control group, the more comprehensive FOR training conditions evidenced: (1) significantly higher rating accuracy; (2) significantly higher levels of learning; and (3) more favorable reactions to the training. The discussion focuses on the implications of the results for protocol development when designing FOR training programs.
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Control Groups, Socialization, Training, Instructional Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education
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