Effects of Trainee Characteristics on Training Effectiveness

8 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2007  

Aharon Tziner

Netanya Academic College

Michal Fisher

Netanya Academic College

Tami Senior

Netanya Academic College

Jacob Weisberg

Bar-Ilan University - Graduate School of Business Administration

Abstract

Six employee characteristics (conscientiousness, self-efficacy, motivation to learn, learning goal orientation, performance goal orientation, instrumentality) and one work environment characteristic (transfer of training climate) were captured for 130 trainees in a large industrial company in an attempt to predict training effectiveness (training grade, supervisor evaluation of the application of training). The results strongly support the predicted links, although not all the predictor variables contributed a statistically significant share of the explained variance of the training outcomes. Motivation to learn and learning goal orientation were found to contribute most to predicting training outcomes. The implications of the results are discussed and the limitations of the study are noted, along with suggested avenues for future research.

Suggested Citation

Tziner, Aharon and Fisher, Michal and Senior, Tami and Weisberg, Jacob, Effects of Trainee Characteristics on Training Effectiveness. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 167-174, June 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=992014 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2389.2007.00378.x

Aharon Tziner (Contact Author)

Netanya Academic College ( email )

16 Kibutz, Galoyot Street
Netanya 42100
Israel

Michal Fisher

Netanya Academic College

1 University St
Netanya 42100, 4223587
Israel

Tami Senior

Netanya Academic College

1 University St
Netanya 42100, 4223587
Israel

Jacob Weisberg

Bar-Ilan University - Graduate School of Business Administration ( email )

Ramat Gan
Israel

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