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ERIC Number: EJ1155268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1448-0220
Does Academic Training Change Intentions? Drawing upon the Theory of Planned Behaviour to Improve Academic Performance
Hodge, Brad; Wright, Brad; Bennett, Pauleen
International Journal of Training Research, v15 n2 p105-118 2017
In order to improve transfer following training, it is important to understand what the training alters for each individual. We sought to develop a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms implicated in successful training. A questionnaire modelled on the Theory of Planned Behaviour (ToPB) was used to compare two distinct, academic skills training courses. It was hypothesised that, while both training programmes would lead to a change in intentions to use the skills taught, the more interactive training would result in greater change. This was confirmed. Within both courses, changes in components of the ToPB predicted a change in intention to use the skills, but the components which predicted change varied between skills. Contrary to expectations, there was not a stronger change within the more interactive training. This research will help to inform the development of more effective training by identifying the mechanisms which lead to better transfer of training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia