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Transfer of and for learning - A study on a new transfer component and its influencing factors

Bron, Rike (2012) Transfer of and for learning - A study on a new transfer component and its influencing factors.

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Abstract:In this study the concept of transfer and its components are investigated. According to literature, transfer consists of generalization and maintenance. In this research an additional concept, called transfer for learning, is introduced and explored. Transfer of training is assumed to be influenced by elapsed time, factors from the Learning Transfer System Inventory (LTSI), and self-directed learning orientation (SDLO). A survey measuring these variables was distributed among employees of a large consultancy firm in the Netherlands who attended a training in structuring thoughts and communication. Factor analysis revealed a set of three higher order effects within the LTSI: Job Utility, Personal Orientation, and Environmental Interference. SDLO turned out to fit in the Personal Orientation factor. The higher order factors all have a significant effect on all components of transfer. Elapsed time had a significant negative effect on generalization and maintenance. Furthermore, factor analysis confirmed the existence of the new component of training transfer called transfer for learning.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
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