Borges-Andrade, J.E., University of Brasilia and Rodrigues, A.G., Court of Justice of the Federal District and the Territories, Brazil
The main objective of this study was to verify the relationships between (1) individual and (2) situational characteristics and the self assessment of impact of training on work. The individual variables used in the study were organizational and career commitments, age, position, workstation, tenure, commissioned function and educational level. The situational variables were voluntary or mandatory participation in training and psychosocial and material support for the transfer of training. Questionnaires were used as instruments to collect data, using priorly validated scales for measuring commitment and the perceptions of support and impact of training. The sample included 602 professionals who had been participating in training courses in a Brazilian public organization called "Court of Justice of the Federal District and the Territories". Data have been submitted to an exploratory statistical analyses followed by factor analyses and stepwise multiple regression analyses. ANOVA was used for comparing means. The results have shown psychosocial support as one of the most important predictors of the impact of training on the work and allowed concluding that voluntary participation brought better results of impact than mandatory participation. The results also allow to conclude that the greater commitment with the career, the lesser the impact of training on work. These results provide evidence confirming the importance of situational and individual variables as predictors of the impact of training on the work.