ERIC Number: EJ859776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
The Moderating Effect of Individual Differences on the Relationship between the Framing of Training and Interest in Training
Cox, Cody B.; Beier, Margaret E.
International Journal of Training and Development, v13 n4 p247-261 Dec 2009
The moderating effect of individual differences on the relationship between framing training as "basic" or "advanced" and interest in training was examined for technical and nontechnical content areas. Participants were 109 working-age adults (mean age = 38.14 years, SD = 12.20 years). Self-efficacy and goal orientation were examined as moderators. Results showed a three-way interaction between performance orientation (a dimension of goal orientation reflecting the desire to demonstrate competence in an achievement setting), age, and frame for technical training and a three-way interaction between performance orientation, self-efficacy, and frame for nontechnical training. Implications for future research as well as framing training to enhance interest are discussed.
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation, Interaction, Individual Differences, Training, Adults, Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Technical Education, Correlation, Learning Motivation, Motivation Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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