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ERIC Number: EJ849932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3736
Individualism-Collectivism and the Role of Goal Orientation in Organizational Training
Rogers, Altovise; Spitzmueller, Christiane
International Journal of Training and Development, v13 n3 p185-201 Sep 2009
This research examines how individualism-collectivism and goal orientation impact training effectiveness through study of an internationally diverse sample of engineers who were undergoing technical training. In light of contemporary views of individualism-collectivism, we argue that collectivism will moderate the influence of learning and performance goal orientations on training by shaping the impact of one's perceived social context on existing performance concerns and goals. Using a sample from a large multinational corporation, we examined the effects of individualism-collectivism and goal orientation on training transfer intentions, motivation to learn, and test performance. Mixed support for our hypotheses was found. Collectivists were found to exhibit higher levels of training transfer intentions and motivation to learn. However, when collectivism was combined with a performance goal orientation, its effects on training outcomes were diminished. Applications for organizations and future extensions of the present research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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