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ERIC Number: EJ921207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5952
Training Transfer: Not the 10% Solution
Farrington, Jeanne
Performance Improvement Quarterly, v24 n1 p117-121 2011
Training transfer is a key concern for organizational stakeholders, training professionals, and researchers. Since Georgenson's (1982) article on transfer, his conversational gambit that only 10% of training transfers to performance on the job has been quoted often. This estimate suggests a low level of success with training programs in general, and given its pervasiveness, it has the potential to undermine confidence in using training as an intervention. Although there is considerable evidence that learning from training can and does transfer, assessing how much of it transfers in general is far from simple. Researchers conducting recent meta-analyses of transfer studies have illustrated some of the difficulties in assigning a general effect size for training transfer. Measuring transfer is complicated by how data are collected, from whom, at what interval from the training event, and a number of other factors. Taking those factors into account, along with existing transfer evaluation methods, training managers and instructional designers should develop protocols to define how they will conduct transfer evaluation within their organizations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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