Workplace learning in China: transferring training into practice to improve performance


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Purpose: The present study seeks to examine the efficacy of different training modalities on increasing workplace learning, representatives' intent to transfer what they learned into their work, and importantly how training impacts actual work performance. These relationships are tested in the context of a Chinese division of a multinational pharmaceutical company, where pharmaceutical representatives are tasked with relaying relevant efficacy and safety information on pharmaceutical products to health care professionals who prescribe them to patients. Methods: The present study employed...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Vocational education and training; Teaching and learning; Performance; Outcomes

Keywords: Workplace learning; Transfer of training; Self directed learning; Employees; Outcomes of education and training

Geographic subjects: China; Asia

Published: Bremen, Germany: VETNET European Research Network of Vocational Education and Training (EERA), 2022

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Journal volume: 9

Journal number: 3

Journal date: December 2022

Pages: pp. 294-315

ISSN: 2197-8638 (print), 2197-8646 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 152.69

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