Management Versus Non-Management Knowledge Transfer from Training to Real Work Environments: A Meta-analysis
Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering Management
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Michael T. Rehg, PhD
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 support/transfer 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 non-management in nature. The study’s limitations along with suggestions for future research are discussed.
DTIC Accession Number
Toney, Robert P., "Management Versus Non-Management Knowledge Transfer from Training to Real Work Environments: A Meta-analysis" (2007). Theses and Dissertations. 3021.