Factors Predicting Motivation and Intent to Transfer Learning Among Adult Learners in Singapore

Christy Chung

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This thesis examined factors that predict motivation and intent to transfer learning among 444 adult learners in Singapore. The predictive factors investigated included individual learner attributes, training design factors and situational factors. New instruments to measure goal orientation and motivation to transfer learning were developed. Support from workplace peers, friends and family had significant effects on learning motivation and intent to transfer learning. Cluster analyses suggested three distinct learning orientation profiles (idealists, pragmatists, cynics) based on goals adopted in approaching learning tasks, and intrinsic and extrinsic learning motivation. Significant differences in motivation and intent to transfer were found across these profiles.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Chapman, Elaine, Supervisor
  • Andrich, David, Supervisor
Award date17 Jun 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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