THE INFLUENCE OF TRAINEE ATTITUDES ON TRAINING EFFECTIVENESS: TEST OF A MODEL

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  • The authors would like to thank Paul Hersey and the National Association of Secondary School Principals for financial support for this project. We thank the Milford House Associates for their helpful comments and criticisms. This paper is based on the first author's doctoral dissertation completed at Michigan State University.

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Abstract

Studies of the influence of trainee characteristics on training effectiveness have focused on the ability level necessary to learn program content. Motivational and environmental influences on training effectiveness have received little attention. The purpose of this study was to test an exploratory model describing the influence on trainee career and job attitudes on training outcomes (learning, behavior change, performance improvement). Results of the study suggest that job involvement and career planning are antecedents of learning and behavior change. Future research directions and practical implications of the results are discussed.

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