HR Science Forum
Transfer of training: Written self-guidance to increase self-efficacy and interviewing performance of job seekers
Article first published online: 25 SEP 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Human Resource Management
Volume 51, Issue 5, pages 733–746, September/October 2012
How to Cite
Shantz, A. and Latham, G. P. (2012), Transfer of training: Written self-guidance to increase self-efficacy and interviewing performance of job seekers. Hum. Resour. Manage., 51: 733–746. doi: 10.1002/hrm.21497
- Issue published online: 25 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 25 SEP 2012
- training and development;
Subsequent to training IT professionals ( n = 35) in skills for performing effectively in a selection interview, 16 were randomly assigned to a transfer of training intervention, written self-guidance (WSG). This methodology is based on social cognitive and self-persuasion theories. The results showed that WSG resulted in significantly higher ratings from an interviewer than did those in the control group. Self-efficacy for interviewing skill mediated the relationship between WSG and performance. A content analysis of the WSG letters showed that the use of self-affirming and self-relevant statements was positively related to performance in the selection interview. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.