Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones
versão impressa ISSN 1576-5962
PILATI, Ronaldo e BORGES-ANDRADE, Jairo E.. Training Effectiveness: Transfer Strategies, Perception of Support and Worker Commitment as Predictors. Rev. psicol. trab. organ. [online]. 2012, vol.28, n.1, pp.25-35. ISSN 1576-5962.
Evaluation of training programs has received special research attention. Testing a training effectiveness model with the trainee´s characteristics and work environment factors as predictors is the goal of the present study. A survey with 652 ex-trainees in a banking institution was conducted. The results show a model with a good fit. Effect sizes of ex-trainee strategies for the transfer of learning, perception of the organization´s support for this transfer and work commitment were significant predictors of training effectiveness. These findings suggest that ex-trainees who act proactively, in the post-training work environment, report more training effectiveness at work. They also suggest that the presence of transfer support and higher work commitment are related with more training effectiveness. The interaction between dispositional and contextual variables is relevant to the development of a theory of training effectiveness on work.
Palavras-chave : effectiveness of training at work; learning transfer strategies; perception of organizational support for learning transfer; organizational psychology; Brazil; Latin America.