Factors influencing perceived learning transfer of an outdoor management development programme in Malaysia

  • Lau, Patricia Yin Yin; McLean G
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This study investigated if components of outdoor management programme, participant
characteristics and work environment characteristics influence perceived transferable
skills. The study used 148 executive and management participants who attended a
3-day outdoor management programme using experiential learning at a secondary
rainforest in Malaysia. Motivation to learn was the predictor of perceived transferable
skills. Macro-dynamic activities, continuous learning culture and self-efficacy were
found to significantly influence perceived transferable skills, but micro-dynamic
activities, instructor’s skills and perceived content validity were not. The outdoor
management development programme was not effective in achieving its main objectives
and return on investment to the relevant stakeholders. A well-designed instructional
programme should be developed for accountability purposes.

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  • Gary Lau, Patricia Yin Yin; McLean

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