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Title: Elucidating the effects of post-training transfer interventions on trainee attitudes and transfer of training : a mixed methods study
Author: Rahyuda, Agoes Ganesha
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2013
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Research on transfer of training highlights the importance of implementing a set of cognitive-based strategies after training, i.e., post-training transfer interventions, to help trainees achieve positive transfer. In this respect, prior research has considered two types of post-training transfer interventions: relapse prevention and proximal plus distal goal setting. However, despite the advances in recent research linking post-training transfer interventions and transfer of training, there are several key problems that remain under-explored, including the lack of agreement about which post-training transfer intervention types are more efficient to improve transfer performance, the inconclusiveness of the impact of post-training transfer interventions on transfer of training, and the lack of clarity on the process through which post-training transfer interventions affect trainee attitudes and transfer of training (i.e., the mechanism issue). This thesis is attempting to address these problems by investigating the effects of two post-training transfer interventions (i.e., relapse prevention and proximal plus distal goal setting) on trainees' readiness to change, autonomous motivation to transfer, and transfer of training. The data were collected using a sequential mixed method approach involving experimental design and semi-structured interviews. In total, there were 378 employees from two organisational sectors (i.e., public and private sector) in Indonesia participated in the study. The data were analysed using split-plot analysis of variance, partial least square analysis, and content analysis. The findings show that both relapse prevention and proximal plus distal goal setting influence trainees' readiness to change, autonomous motivation to transfer and transfer of training. This study also reveals several complex interactions involving trainees' creativity and initiative that may explain the mechanism linking post-training transfer interventions, trainee attitudes, and transfer of training. By elucidating this mechanism, this thesis helps scholars to organise the large and diverse body of mechanisms on the post-training transfer interventions and transfer of training literature.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.633517  DOI: Not available
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