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ERIC Number: EJ759081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 30
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1044-8004
Development and Validation of the Learning Transfer System Inventory in Taiwan
Chen, Hsin-Chih; Holton, E. F., III; Bates, Reid
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v16 n1 p55-84 Spr 2005
Due to globalization in recent years, organizations and the government in Taiwan take developing human expertise more seriously than ever before. However, human resource development evaluation practices in Taiwan have somewhat overlooked connecting training to transfer and organizational results. To help close the gap, organizations in Taiwan need a valid and reliable instrument to assess transfer issues. This study validated a research-based instrument in the United States, the Learning Transfer System Inventory (LTSI), for use in Taiwan. A heterogeneous sample containing 583 responses from twenty organizations was collected. Through a rigorous translation process with qualitatively subjective, quantitatively objective, and pilot evaluations of the translation as well as common factor analyses, a Taiwan version of the LTSI (TLTSI), which contained fifteen statistically reliable factors, was validated. This study also extended the LTSI's generalizability and provided comparable measures of transfer systems between Taiwan and the United States. Translation issues, suggestions for improving the LTSI, implications for HRD, and future research directions are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan; United States