ERIC Number: EJ838214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
The Effects of Training Design, Individual Characteristics and Work Environment on Transfer of Training
Velada, Raquel; Caetano, Antonio; Michel, John W.; Lyons, Brian D.; Kavanagh, Michael J.
International Journal of Training and Development, v11 n4 p282-294 Dec 2007
This study aims to gain insight into some of the factors that determine the transfer of training to the work context. The present research examined the relationship between three types of predictors on transfer of training, including training design, individual characteristics and work environment. Data was collected at two points in time from 182 employees in a large grocery organization. The results indicated that transfer design, performance self-efficacy, training retention and performance feedback were significantly related to transfer of training. Contrary to expectation, supervisory support was not significantly related to transfer of training. These results suggest that in order to enhance transfer of training, organizations should design training that gives trainees the ability to transfer learning, reinforces the trainee's beliefs in their ability to transfer, ensures the training content is retained over time and provides appropriate feedback regarding employee job performance following training activities.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Individual Characteristics, Self Efficacy, Job Performance, Transfer of Training, Work Environment, Employees, Beliefs
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