Two experiments investigated the effect of forming implementation intentions on transfer of training in two training programs. In the first experiment (N=37), trainees who formed implementation intentions implemented active listening skills sooner, and to a greater degree, than those in the control group. In the second experiment (n=28), conducted in the field, trainees who formed implementation intentions received a higher performance score for implementing the trained behavior compared with those in the control condition. Results from both experiments provide empirical evidence suggesting that forming implementation intentions at the end of a training program increases the likelihood of using the newly acquired skills.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||European Journal of Social Psychology|
|State||Published - 1 Jun 2015|
- Implementation intentions
- Learning goals
- Transfer of training