8 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2007
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.
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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
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