Transfer of training and self-efficacy: What is the dilemma?

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Abstract

Comments on B. Hesketh's (1997) article about training dilemmas associated with transfer and retention. Hesketh has argued that strategies designed to facilitate transfer might lower trainee self-efficacy. In addressing this dilemma, called the transfer-method-self-efficacy dilemma, the author discusses: (1) the veracity of the dilemma, (2) the factors that impact trainee self-efficacy, and (3) approaches for increasing trainee self-efficacy. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

Author-supplied keywords

  • Cognitive Processes
  • Education
  • Evaluation
  • Experience Level
  • Generalization (Learning)
  • Motivation
  • Personnel Training
  • Retention
  • Self Efficacy
  • Skill Learning
  • career implications
  • commentary
  • training dilemmas in expertise & time of evaluatio

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