Management Versus Non-Management Knowledge Transfer from Training to Real Work Environments: A Meta-Analysis
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH DEPT OF SYSTEMS AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
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This study reviewed 78 articles from previous research to investigate the effects of factors in the organizational environment on training transfer. A meta-analysis was performed with training transfer as a dependent variable and post-training independent variables of supervisor support, subordinate support, peer support, workplace supporttransfer climate, relapse prevention, goal setting, continuous learning culture, task constraints, and frequency of use. In addition, analysis of differences in the relationship of these variables with training transfer based on training type management versus non-management training was conducted. Results of the meta-analysis revealed training transfer sample-weighted means effect sizes were largest for relapse prevention d .84, and supervisor support d .73 and that differences in effect sizes were found depending on whether training was management or nonmanagement in nature. The studys limitations along with suggestions for future research are discussed. Includes bibliography.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations