Leader influences on training effectiveness: Motivation and outcome expectation processes

Anne Scaduto, Douglas Lindsay, Dan S. Chiaburu

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Training effectiveness is a function of trainee characteristics, training design and contextual factors. Social exchanges in the work environment have received less attention compared with other training effectiveness predictors. We focus on the extent to which leaders (through their relationships and exchanges with followers) influence skill transfer, maintenance and generalization. We also examine two intervening processes (training motivation and outcome expectancy). Our findings, based on surveys from 495 employees, argue for the importance of leader-member exchange for training transfer, with training motivation and outcome expectancy as intervening mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-170
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Training and Development
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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