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, Volume 18, Supplement 1, pp 201–219 | Cite as

A review of motivational constructs in learning and training transfer

  • Anne JacotEmail author
  • Isabel Raemdonck
  • Mariane Frenay


The purpose of this paper is to facilitate interpretation of the divergent effect sizes and inconsistencies observed in the literature concerning the motivation to transfer. In order to overcome such inconsistencies, this paper argues for definition and operationalisation of the broad concept of motivation to transfer as including specific motivational constructs and for consideration training transfer and learning as interrelated processes influenced by individual and contextual variables that affect motivational beliefs and engagement in learning or in transfer tasks. To address these issues, results from educational literature in school settings as well as in workplace settings are examined. Finally, the authors conclude by discussing potential implications for future research.


Adults Learning Motivation Training transfer 

Überprüfung motivationaler Konstrukte für Lernen und Trainingstransfer


Dieser Artikel hat den Zweck, eine Interpretation der in der Literatur beobachteten unterschiedlichen Wirkungsgrößen und Widersprüche in Bezug auf die Transfermotivation zu ermöglichen. Zur Überwindung solcher Widersprüche befürwortet dieser Artikel eine Definition und Operationalisierung des weitläufigen Begriffes der Transfermotivation unter Berücksichtigung spezifischer Motivationskonstrukte, um Trainingstransfer und Lernen als wechselseitige Prozesse zu begreifen, die durch individuelle und kontextuelle Variablen beeinflusst sind, die eine Wirkung auf motivationale Überzeugungen und das Engagement beim Lernen oder bei Transferaufgaben haben. Zur Behandlung dieser Fragestellungen werden Ergebnisse aus der Bildungsliteratur im schulischen Umfeld und in der Arbeitsumgebung untersucht. Die Autoren schließen mit einer Erörterung der möglichen Auswirkungen auf die zukünftige Forschung.


Erwachsene Lernen Motivation Trainingstransfer 


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