Document Type : Research Paper
MA., student of organizational and industrial psychology, University of Isfahan, Iran
Associate Professor, Faculty of psychological and educational science, University of Isfahan, Iran
Professor, Faculty of psychological and educational science, University of Isfahan, Iran
Entrepreneurship education is one of the most important informal training programs that are conducted in most training centers. The aim of this research is to investigate the relationship between need for cognition, training self-efficacy, and learning\ training motivation with training transfer. The method of research is correlational and 164 trainees of entrepreneurship center of University of Esfahan have been measured in two phases (pre-training and post-training). Questionnaires used in Pre-training stage were Cacioppo, Petty and Kao's scale of need for cognition (1984), Quinones pre-training self-efficacy scale (1995) and Neo & Wilkins learning motivation questionnaire (1993). Questionnaires used in post-training stage were Brown's post-training questionnaire (1999) and a researcher-made training transfer questionnaire. Data analysis was performed using Pearson Correlation Coefficient and Stepwise Regression Analysis. The fFindings showed that there are significant positive relationships between all research variables and training transfer. Also, the results of Stepwise Regression Analysis showed that the two variables of need for cognition and post-training self-efficacy have the ability to predict training transfer. Since need for cognition and post-training self-efficacy are improvable by training, we can expect to enhance training transfer by designing training programs based on these two variables.