Accession Number : ADA317057

Title :   A Climate for Transfer Model.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Aug 92-Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Thayer, Paul W. ; Teachout, Mark S.

PDF Url : ADA317057

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : Although transfer of training to the job has been an important issue for over 30 years, research on variables influencing transfer has been limited. Researchers have more recently called for the systematic study of factors influencing transfer of training. Two aspects of the training process that facilitate positive transfer are: (1) transfer-enhancing activities that occur during the training program itself; and (2) a favorable climate for transfer in the post-training setting. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of constructs in these two areas and questionnaires intended to measure the constructs. Previous models of the training process are described, followed by a more detailed discussion of in-training transfer-enhancing activities and climate for transfer. A new, simplified model is proposed, followed by a description of questionnaires that measure these two aspects of the training process, and a proposed research plan.

Descriptors :   *JOB TRAINING, *TRANSFER OF TRAINING, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), AIR FORCE TRAINING, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, MENTAL ABILITY, QUESTIONNAIRES, PSYCHOMETRICS, JOB SATISFACTION, INTELLIGENCE(HUMANS), ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), MANAGEMENT TRAINING, INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, CONDITIONING(LEARNING).

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE