The influence of self-efficacy on training effectiveness in cooperative organizations




Training effectiveness, Self-efficacy, Cooperative organizations, Human Resources Development.


Purpose – This research aims to analyze the relationship between the effectiveness of training at work and self-efficacy in cooperative organizations.

Theoretical framework - Considering its complexity and the conceptual gaps regarding the topic, it was decided to conduct an analysis of the relationship between a variable of the affective dimension (self-efficacy), and a performance variable (training effectiveness).

Design/methodology/approach – The research was conducted in the form of a survey and the data were obtained through questionnaires applied to employees from cooperatives in Paraná State who participated in acts of training and development. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, factor analysis and structural equation modeling.

Findings – The confirmation of the general hypothesis evidenced a positive relationship between self-efficacy and training effectiveness, demonstrating that, for cooperative organizations, investing in the development of people with high-efficacy results in learning and improves the outcome of their work.

Practical implications – The main practical contribution of this study lies in the importance of the affective dimension in the individual development process, as individual beliefs about the benefits of learning enable the development of new skills that influence work performance.

Originality/value – The results indicate the need for more in-depth studies of affective indicators of training and its impact on work, notably in relation to self-efficacy, through its capacity for modifying behavior and generating concrete actions through an individual’s belief regarding what he is capable of achieving.



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Author Biographies

Eliane Lourenço Goulart, SESCOOP/PR, Brasil and Pontifical Catholic University of Parana/Brazil

Biography Summary:    Master´s degree in Cooperative Management from the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana/Brazil. 3 specializations: Human Resources Management from Positivo University (PR), Project Management (FGV) and Group Coordination from SBDG. Bachelor of Business Administration.

Alex Sandro Quadros Weymer, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana/Brazil / Professor, Graduate Program in Cooperative Management

PhD in Business Administration from PUCPR. Master´s degree in Strategy and Organizations (UFPR). Specialization in Business Management and Graduation in Administration from the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG).

Vilmar Rodrigues Moreira, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana/Brazil / Professor, Graduate Program in Cooperative Management

PhD in Business Administration from FGV-SP (2009), with a doctoral and postdoctoral internship at Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen-Germany. He has a master's degree in Business Administration from PUCPR (2003) and a degree in Mathematics from UFPR (1998).


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How to Cite

Goulart, E. L., Weymer, A. S. Q., & Moreira, V. R. (2022). The influence of self-efficacy on training effectiveness in cooperative organizations. Revista De Administração Da UFSM, 15(2), 331–353.