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Factors influencing transfer of training among academics in Public Universities in Malaysia


Zulkifly, Nurul Afiqah and Ismail, Ismi Arif and Asimiran, Soaib and Alias, Siti Noormi (2021) Factors influencing transfer of training among academics in Public Universities in Malaysia. International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development, 10 (2). 184 - 200. ISSN 2226-6348


Universities have increasingly begun to emphasise the importance of leadership development program for academic leaders as they are the key players of the institutions. However, training programs are often not properly evaluated to determine return of investment. Transfer of training needs to be evaluated in order to justify the return of investment spent by stakeholders. Therefore, this paper aims to determine the influence of trainee characteristic (learner readiness and motivation to transfer), training design (perceived content validity and transfer design) and work environment factors (peer support and supervisor support) on transfer of training involving 120 academics who are currently working at two public universities in Malaysia. This paper adopts the Baldwin and Ford’s (1988) transfer process model to investigate the relationships between the predictors and transfer of training. The respondents of this study participated in a one-day leadership development program, one and a half months prior to the data collection process. The findings of this study indicates that learner readiness, perceived content validity and peer support significantly influence transfer of training among the academics.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARPED/v10-i2/9686
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Transfer of Training; Trainee characteristic; Training design; Work environment; Academic; Leadership
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2022 08:18
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2022 08:18
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/97289
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