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ERIC Number: EJ852209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5952
Intention to Transfer: How Do Autonomous Professionals Become Motivated to Use New Ideas?
Yelon, Stephen; Sheppard, Lorin; Sleight, Deborah; Ford, J. Kevin
Performance Improvement Quarterly, v17 n2 p82-103 Jun 2004
Although performance technologists recognize the importance of transfer, there are few studies of this complex process from the perspective of the individual, autonomous professional. For these trainees, intention to apply an idea is a vital part of transfer. Thus we asked: How do autonomous professionals learning from a training program form their intentions to apply? Over eight years we collected and analyzed 180 stories of application from 73 physicians attending a faculty development fellowship. In the majority of stories, Fellows said they formed their intentions to transfer during training sessions. Of those Fellows, most said they formed intentions toward a general target while listening to explanations. To form their intentions, Fellows weighed their experiences in training against job requirements, task experiences, self-evaluations, and goals and values. As Fellows decided to use an idea, they considered its credibility, practicality and need. Based on our analyses of the stories, we present a model for the intention to transfer and discuss its implications for practice and research. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan