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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 26th ANZAM Conference 2012|
|Subtitle of host publication||managing for volitility and instability|
|Place of Publication||Perth|
|Publisher||Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (26th : 2012) - Perth|
Duration: 5 Dec 2012 → 7 Dec 2012
|Conference||Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (26th : 2012)|
|Period||5/12/12 → 7/12/12|
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.