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ERIC Number: EJ797229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-1044-8004
A Study of Best Practices in Training Transfer and Proposed Model of Transfer
Burke, Lisa A.; Hutchins, Holly M.
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v19 n2 p107-128 Sum 2008
Data were gathered from a sample of training professionals of an American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) chapter in the southern United States regarding best practices for supporting training transfer. Content analysis techniques, based on a rigorous methodology proposed by Insch, Moore, & Murphy (1997), were used to analyze the rich data. Findings suggest that interventions for bolstering training transfer are best carried out in the work context and design and delivery phase, take place after training or during, and involve trainers and supervisors. Activities garnering top attention from trainers as best practices include (starting with most frequently reported) supervisory support activities, coaching, opportunities to perform, interactive training activities, transfer measurement, and job-relevant training. Several new transfer variables also emerged from the data, indicating existing transfer models can be further refined. Ultimately, we propose a refined model of transfer to extend human resource development (HRD) theory in the area of transfer. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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