Applying a Danish Version of the Learning Transfer System Inventory and Testing it for Different Types of Education

18 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2017

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Peter Soerensen

Aalborg University

Nikolaj Stegeager

Aalborg University

Reid Bates

Louisiana State University

Date Written: September 2017

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to answer two research questions. First, will an exploratory factor analysis of a Danish version of the Learning Transfer System Inventory (LTSI) result in a factor structure which is consistent with the original American LTSI factor structure? Second, does the mean score in the factor analysis vary in a statistically significant way across different types of education, suggesting that the LTSI may be more suitable a measure in some educational contexts than others? To answer these questions survey data from 411 students following four different types of formal education – adult vocational training, academy profession programs, diploma programs and master's degree programs – were analysed. Principal component analysis was used to answer research question one. Factorial ANOVA was used to answer question two. The analysis resulted in fewer factors than in the original American LTSI. The study also found that the mean score differs in a statistically significant way between the different types of education. Specifically, LTSI may be more suitable in measuring transfer systems and therefore promoting transfer in relation to short courses offering training in specific skills than in relation to long‐term continuing education.

Suggested Citation

Soerensen, Peter and Stegeager, Nikolaj and Bates, Reid, Applying a Danish Version of the Learning Transfer System Inventory and Testing it for Different Types of Education (September 2017). International Journal of Training and Development, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 177-194, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3021382 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijtd.12102

Peter Soerensen (Contact Author)

Aalborg University ( email )

Fredrik Bajers Vej 7E
Aalborg, DK-9220
Denmark

Nikolaj Stegeager

Aalborg University ( email )

Fredrik Bajers Vej 7E
Aalborg, DK-9220
Denmark

Reid Bates

Louisiana State University ( email )

298A Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
United States

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