The Use of the Persian Translation of the Learning Transfer System Inventory in the Context of Agricultural Sustainability Learning in Iran

13 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2016

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Naser Zamani

Shiraz University

Pouria Ataei

Shiraz University

Reid Bates

Louisiana State University

Date Written: March 2016

Abstract

The Learning Transfer System Inventory considers 16 factors likely to influence the transfer of training to the workplace. This study uses the Persian translation of the inventory and applies it to agricultural sustainability learning in Iran. The aim is to examine the internal structure and predictive ability of the inventory as translated into Persian. The agricultural context was chosen because of its importance to Iran and because agricultural human resource interventions have failed to give serious attention to connecting training to practice. A valid and reliable tool for evaluating the transfer of learning among farmers can be helpful. A sample of 159 participating farmers was surveyed. Exploratory factor analysis revealed an 11‐factor structure among specific scales and a five‐factor structure among the general scales. The regression results indicated that about 82 per cent of the variability in the farmers’ sustainability learning transfer is predicted by six inventory factors including motivation to transfer, performance self‐efficacy, supervisor support, performance‐outcomes expectations, opportunity to use and supervisor sanctions. The findings suggest that the Persian translation of the inventory has both internal and predictive validity and can be used either as a tool to diagnose training needs or as a means of evaluating existing learning programs.

Suggested Citation

Zamani, Naser and Ataei, Pouria and Bates, Reid, The Use of the Persian Translation of the Learning Transfer System Inventory in the Context of Agricultural Sustainability Learning in Iran (March 2016). International Journal of Training and Development, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 92-104, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2756782 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijtd.12071

Naser Zamani (Contact Author)

Shiraz University ( email )

Eram Paradise
Shiraz 71454, Fars
Iran

Pouria Ataei

Shiraz University ( email )

Eram Paradise
Shiraz 71454, Fars
Iran

Reid Bates

Louisiana State University ( email )

298A Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
United States

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