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Een onderzoek naar factoren die van invloed zijn op de overdracht van kennis en vaardigheden van complexe bedrijfstrainingen naar de beroepspraktijk = a study on factors affecting the transfer of knowledge and skills from complex corporate training programs to the professional practice

Moorkamp, M. (2007) Een onderzoek naar factoren die van invloed zijn op de overdracht van kennis en vaardigheden van complexe bedrijfstrainingen naar de beroepspraktijk = a study on factors affecting the transfer of knowledge and skills from complex corporate training programs to the professional practice.

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Abstract:This study aims to identify factors that affect the transfer of knowledge and skills from a classroom situation to a work situation, also known as transfer van training. As a result a better insight in the transfer van training- process can be established. Ford and Weissbein (1997) concluded that the literature concerning transfer of training has shortcomings in the area of complex (vocational) training, individual characteristics and the role of the work environment in the transfer process. Also, more attention should focus on the interaction between factors affecting transfer van training. This study proposes a model which states an association between transfer of training, in a complex training environment, and innovative behavior. Individual and contextual determinants of transfer of training and innovative behavior are examined. The individual factors are: (role breadth) self-efficacy and learning goal orientation. The contextual factors, of which a moderating role is expected, are: autonomy, learning climate (in terms of situational goal orientation) and supervisory support. The data used in this study was gathered among alumni of the Royal Netherlands Defense College. This college facilitates career training courses for officers of the Dutch armed forces. Finally, 128 returned questionnaires were analyzed. Of this, 46 persons were originating from the Army, 40 from the Air force, 38 from the Navy and 2 from the Military Police. The results show that the assumed relation between transfer of training and innovative behavior is not found, also relations between the individual characteristics and transfer of training are not found. However, the results show that there is a significant moderating effect of autonomy on the relation between learning goal orientation and transfer of training. On the other hand, the individual determinants show to have a significant positive relation with innovative behavior while the assumed moderating role of work environmental factors on the relation between individual characteristics and innovative behavior is not confirmed. These findings tell that, in this study, transfer of training is moderately determined by the work environment. At the same time, innovative behavior appears to be solely determined by the individual variables
Item Type:Essay (Master)
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Instituut Defensie Leergangen, Nederlandse Defensie Academie
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58839
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