The Influence of Career Commitment on Motivation to Learn and Motivation to Transfer
Keywords:career commitment, motivation to learn, motivation to transfer
The training transfer literature provides a variety of recommendations to enhance training transfer. However, the influence of career commitment on motivation to learn and motivation to transfer has not yet been adequately studied. This study attempted to identify the influence of career commitment on motivation to learn and motivation to transfer as well as the relationship between motivation to learn and motivation to transfer, using a sample of 180 managers in MBA programs. Data was collected using a self administered questionnaire validated through a pilot study. The results indicate that career commitment is neither a strong predictor of motivation to learn nor a predictor of motivation to transfer. However, motivation to learn is a significant predictor of motivation to transfer. The implications of the results are discussed, and limitations of the study are also noted, along with the suggestions.
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