The effects of some attitudinal and organizational factors on transfer outcome

Wai Lun Eddie CHENG, Danny C. K. HO

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Two attitudinal (training value and training motivation) and two organizational (opportunity to transfer and transfer reward) factors were proposed to affect the transfer of MBA knowledge to the job and were tested using multiple regression analysis. The results indicated that only training value was significantly related to transfer outcome. In other words, the greater the perception of training value, the more would be the training applications. Other factors were shown to have little impact. It might be due to the fact that testing of the transfer of MBA knowledge required a longitudinal approach that should incorporate the identification of what MBA knowledge was to be transferred. Future studies were also suggested to include other individual, attitudinal, and environmental factors to study their effects on training transfer. Copyright © 1998 MCB University Press.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-317
JournalJournal of Managerial Psychology
Issue number5/6
Publication statusPublished - 1998



Cheng, E. W. L., & Ho, D. C. K. (1998). The effects of some attitudinal and organizational factors on transfer outcome. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 13(5/6), 309-317. doi: 10.1108/02683949810219873


  • Learning
  • MBAs
  • Multiple regression analysis