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Title: Personality, Organisational Factors and Training Characteristics that Influence Perceived Training Transfer; A Study of Employees at Social Security and National Insurance Trust (Ssnit) in Ghana.
Authors: Boateng, A.
Osafo, J.
Boateng, R.
University of Ghana, College of Humanities School of Social Sciences Department of Psychology
Keywords: Personality
Organisational Factors
Perceived Training Transfer
Issue Date: Jun-2014
Publisher: University of Ghana
Abstract: The study examined the influence of personality factors (conscientiousness and locus of control) and organizational factor (organizational support and organizational openness to change) on perceived training transfer among 109 employees selected from Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) in Ghana. The study also determined the influence of trainer’s reputation and training content validity on perceived training transfer. The moderating role of personality factors (conscientiousness and locus of control) on the relationship between organizational factor (organizational support and openness to change) and perceived training transfer was also investigated. Questionnaires were used to collect data from 109 respondents. Findings of the study indicated that organizational support significantly accounted for positive variance to perceived training transfer. Openness to change significantly predicted higher positive variance to perceived training transfer. Supervisory support accounted for a significantly higher variance in training transfer compared to managerial, peer and subordinates support. A positive significant relationship existed between trainers reputation and perceived training transfer. There was a positive and significant relationship between perceived content validity and training transfer. Conscientiousness personality did not account for any significant variance in perceived training transfer. No significant difference was found in perceived training transfer between internalizers and externalizers. Sex difference was not found in perceived transfer of training. There was no significant relationship between tenure of work and perceived transfer of training. The relationship between organizational support and perceived training transfer was not moderated by locus of control. Findings are discussed with psychological theories and principles of training transfer
Description: Thesis(Mphil)-University of Ghana, 2014
Appears in Collections:Department of Psychology

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