Transfer of Training After an Organizational Intervention in Swedish Sports Clubs: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective
2016 (English)In: Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology (JSEP), ISSN 0895-2779, E-ISSN 1543-2904, Vol. 38, no 5, 493-504 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Leadership development programs are common in sports, but seldom evaluated; hence, we have limited knowledge about what the participants actually learn and the impact these programs have on sports clubs' daily operations. The purpose of the current study was to integrate a transfer of training model with self-determination theory to understand predictors of learning and training transfer, following a leadership development program among organizational leaders in Swedish sports clubs. Bayesian multilevel path analysis showed that autonomous motivation and an autonomy-supportive implementation of the program positively predicted near transfer (i.e., immediately after the training program) and that perceiving an autonomy-supportive climate in the sports club positively predicted far transfer (i.e., 1 year after the training program). This study extends previous research by integrating a transfer of training model with self-determination theory and identified important motivational factors that predict near and far training transfer.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 38, no 5, 493-504 p.
autonomy support, leadership development program, motivation, training transfer
Applied Psychology Sport and Fitness Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-131671DOI: 10.1123/jsep.2016-0084ISI: 000392461800005PubMedID: 27736273OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-131671DiVA: diva2:1076672