Assessing determinants of training transfer : a study of the influence of trainee characteristics and relapse prevention on computer training effectiveness

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Assessing determinants of training transfer : a study of the influence of trainee characteristics and relapse prevention on computer training effectiveness

 

Author: Lee, Fung-ha Flora
Title: Assessing determinants of training transfer : a study of the influence of trainee characteristics and relapse prevention on computer training effectiveness
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 1999
Subject: Employees -- Training of -- Data processing
Occupational training -- Data processing
Organizational behavior
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Dept. of Management
Pages: vi, 117 leaves : ill. ; 31 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1488725
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/4694
Abstract: With keen competition and technological advancement, organisations showed more and more emphasis on employees development. In view of the increasing number of training provided to employees, it was essential to know whether training brought about desirable results. The focus of this study was to examine the effects of trainee characteristics and relapse prevention strategy on training effectiveness. 120 participants from a government department attending a two-day computer course were given surveys designed to measure individual trainee differences on age, education, computer experience and computer anxiety. Pretraining motivational factors like internal locus of control, self-efficacy and motivation to learn were also measured. Moreover, a relapse prevention (RP) module was added to that course in order to evaluate the impact on posttraining transfer. Results indicated that among the trainee individual demographic differences, only computer experience has a negative correlation with computer anxiety. Computer anxiety, in turn, has a slight and negative effect on training effectiveness. On the other hand, both internal locus of control and self-efficacy were predictors of motivation to learn. Self-efficacy alone also accounted for a positive correlation with training effectiveness. However, motivation to learn did not has no significant relationship with training effectiveness. Relapse prevention strategy emerged to be the most prominent predictor of training effectiveness. Significant positive correlation was found between relapse prevention strategy and training effectiveness.

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