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Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Elizabeth Erffmeyer, John O'Connor, Ray Mendel

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


Researchers acknow]edge a problem with the transfer of learning from the training situation to the job situation, suggesting a need to go beyond traditional methods used to increase transfer of training. fhe study presented here extends the research conducted by Erffmeyer (1987) and investigates whether a post-training strategy is an effective technique to increase the maintenance of behaviors learned in training to the transfer context. The study used a post-training strategy consisting of 1) goal setting, 2) specific behavioral feedback, and 3) summative feedback to increase the percentage of freethrows made by an intercollegiate varsity women's basketball team. The results presented graphically demonstrate an improvement in performance of the treatment group. A post hoc analysis using the sign test revealed the treatment did in fact facilitate the transfer process. The results of the study suggest that post-training strategies can increase the transfer of behaviors learned in training to the applied context.


Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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