Psychological capital and training transfer motivation

the role of pre-training positive affect

Andy West

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Abstract

The emerging field of Positive Organisational Behaviour and the development of Psychological Capital, presents an opportunity to meet calls to evaluate positive psychological traits and states in relation to training transfer motivation. Enrolees in training courses in an Australian Registered Training Organisation formed the research sample to investigate the relationship between pre-training transfer motivation and Psychological Capital and its primary constructs hope, optimism, resilience and self-efficacy. The finding that optimism has a stronger relationship with pre-training motivation than Psychological Capital and the well researched states self-efficacy is a unique contribution and has important practical and policy implications, including the development of pre-training interventions to enhance positive psychological states in organisational training and Newstart labour market programs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th ANZAM Conference 2012
Subtitle of host publicationmanaging for volitility and instability
Place of PublicationPerth
PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9780987415806
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (26th : 2012) - Perth
Duration: 5 Dec 20127 Dec 2012

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (26th : 2012)
CityPerth
Period5/12/127/12/12

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    West, A. (2012). Psychological capital and training transfer motivation: the role of pre-training positive affect. In Proceedings of the 26th ANZAM Conference 2012: managing for volitility and instability Perth: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.