ERIC Number: EJ838213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 102
Identifying Trainers' Knowledge of Training Transfer Research Findings--Closing the Gap between Research and Practice
Hutchins, Holly M.; Burke, Lisa A.
International Journal of Training and Development, v11 n4 p236-264 Dec 2007
Training professionals were surveyed concerning their knowledge of transfer of training research. Survey items were developed from an integrative literature review based on empirical findings of factors that directly or indirectly (through learning) influence training transfer. Survey results suggest that training professionals are in agreement with empirical transfer findings in the areas of training design and the work environment, but differ in their agreement of how individual differences impact transfer success and of relevant transfer evaluation findings. Training professionals were more familiar with academic transfer research when they occupied higher job positions within their organization, held a training certification and had a college degree. The results of our study and the implications for addressing the research-to-practice gap among training professionals are also discussed.
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Work Environment, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Trainers, Surveys, Individual Differences, Evaluation
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