A rewiew of transfer of training studies in the past decade

Cheng, Eddie W. L. & Ho, Danny C. K. (2001) A rewiew of transfer of training studies in the past decade. Personnel Review, 30(1), pp. 102-118.

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This article reviews some major studies that were conducted in the past decade ( 1989-1998) on the transfer of what employees from traning programmes back to their jobs. A conceptual framework is developed for this article to better present the "popular" constructs that have been tested empirically. The achievement is twofold. First, this review paper highlights that some individual, motivational and enviromental factors are related to transfer to training.Second, some directions for further studies have been suggested. For example, longitudinal study was highly recommanded for measuring transfer outcomes. Some new individual (e.g. achievement striving) motivational (e.g. trainee-control-over-training) and enviromental (e.g. transfer climate) constructs are recomended to be incorporated in newly created models.These models can then be examined using structural equation modelling. After extensive testing and refinment of these models, a set of critical constructs can be distilled. By that tiem, convergence of research efforts focusing on major themes can be achieved.

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ID Code: 8432
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Author contact details: e.cheng@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Training, learning, outcomes, management learning, skills
DOI: 10.1108/00483480110380163
ISSN: 0048-3486
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 MCB University Press Ltd.
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2015 00:48

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