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An Examination of Factors Affecting Transfer of Training among Human Resources of Iranian Medical Science Universities


  • Department of Educational Science, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
  • Department of Educational Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Kurdistan, Kurdistan, Iran


Background/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify and examine the factors affecting transfer of training among human resources of Universities of Medical Science of Iran in 2015 - 2016. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Utilising a mixed method approach, this research studied a sample of 346 employees of the Universities. The research tools included a semi-structured interview and researcher-made questionnaire which its Cronbach alpha coefficient was estimated 0.93. Findings: Overall, the finding based on interviews and exploratory factor analysis (EFA) showed that employees determined six fundamental factors that affect transfer of training in Iran’s Universities of Medical Science: Training design factors, Management factors, Environmental factors, Cultural factors, Supportive factors, Individual factors. Application/ Improvements: Based on the results of this study, effective training transfer can compensate for poor quality in education in terms of improving staff performance.


Effective Training, Human Resources Development, Training Transfer, University Personnel

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