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Mechanism between perceived organizational support and transfer of training: Explanatory role of self-efficacy and job satisfaction

Talat Islam (Institute of Business Administration, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
Ishfaq Ahmed (Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)

Management Research Review

ISSN: 2040-8269

Article publication date: 26 March 2018

Issue publication date: 9 April 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to investigate the mechanism between perceived organizational support and transfer of training using self-efficacy and job satisfaction as mediating variables. More specifically, self-efficacy is examined as a mediator between perceived organizational support and job satisfaction, whereas job satisfaction is examined as a mediator between perceived organizational support and transfer of training.

Design/methodology/approach

This quantitative study is based on data collected from 409 employees of the banking sector on a random basis.

Findings

Structural equation modeling analysis confirmed the mediating role of job satisfaction between perceived organizational support and transfer of training. In addition, self-efficacy was found to perform the mediating role between perceived organizational support and job satisfaction.

Research limitations/implications

The data for this study were collected at one point of time, and it has implications for organizations and employees.

Originality/value

This study highlights the emerging issue of transfer of training and gives a practical model to the organizations to strengthen their human resources. This study is perhaps the first attempt to empirically investigate the mediating role of self-efficacy and job satisfaction.

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Citation

Islam, T. and Ahmed, I. (2019), "Mechanism between perceived organizational support and transfer of training: Explanatory role of self-efficacy and job satisfaction", Management Research Review, Vol. 41 No. 3, pp. 296-313. https://doi.org/10.1108/MRR-02-2017-0052

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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