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Factors influencing motivation to transfer training: an empirical study of a government sector training program in Sri Lanka

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G.T. Madagamage ,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Department of Human Resource Management
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B.N.F. Warnakulasooriya,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Department of Marketing Management
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H.V.A. Wickramasuriya

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Agriculture Extension, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture
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Abstract

Research related to factors affecting transfer of training in the government sector in Sri Lanka is extremely limited. Hence, this article examines the impact of two trainee characteristics (self efficacy and career commitment) and four work environmental factors (supervisory support, opportunity to perform, awareness of strategic linkages and accountability) on motivation to transfer. Data were collected from 152 officers of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service who participated in a capacity building training program. The Structural Equation Modelling technique was used to test the hypotheses derived from the extensive literature survey. The findings revealed that trainees’ self efficacy has a significant impact on the motivation to transfer. Contrary to expectation, the other constructs did not significantly influence the motivation to transfer. The implications of the results and limitations of the study are also noted, along with suggestions.

 

Tropical Agricultural Research Vol. 26 (1): 12 – 25 (2014)

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tar.v26i1.8068
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Published on 19 Nov 2015.
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