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ERIC Number: EJ928289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3736
The Transfer of Training: What Really Matters
Grossman, Rebecca; Salas, Eduardo
International Journal of Training and Development, v15 n2 p103-120 Jun 2011
Although organizations invest billions of dollars in training every year, many trained competencies reportedly fail to transfer to the workplace. Researchers have long examined the "transfer problem", uncovering a wealth of information regarding the transfer of training. Inconsistencies remain, however, and organizations may find it difficult to pinpoint exactly which factors are most critical. Using Baldwin and Ford's model of transfer, we identify the factors relating to trainee characteristics (cognitive ability, self-efficacy, motivation, perceived utility of training), training design (behavioral modeling, error management, realistic training environments) and the work environment (transfer climate, support, opportunity to perform, follow-up) that have exhibited the strongest, most consistent relationships with the transfer of training. We describe our reasoning for extracting such variables from the literature and conclude by discussing potential implications for practice and future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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