Devos, C., Dumay, X., Bonami, M., Bates, R. and Holton, E. (2007). The Learning Transfer System Inventory (LTSI) translated into French: internal structure and predictive validity. International Journal of Training & Development (11)3. 181-199.
Devos et al. (2007) contribute to a growing body of research working to validate and improve Holton’s Learning Transfer System Inventory by testing it in a Western European culture in “The Learning Transfer System Inventory (LTSI) translated into French: internal structure and predictive validity.” The LTSI was completed by the sample of trainees from organizations in both public and private sectors in a French-speaking community of Belgium one week after the training and again one to three months after the training. Tests of the internal structure found that the initial factor structure of the LTSI was preserved in the Belgian replication and identified strengths and weaknesses of single items similar to the findings of previous studies. Seven of the sixteen factors of the inventory were found to be strong predictors of transfer of training: 1) learner readiness; 2) motivation to transfer; 3) transfer design; 4) transfer-performance expectations; 5) opportunity to use; 6) performance-outcomes expectations; and 7) self-efficacy. However, in contrast to numerous studies with opposite findings, social support variables were not found to influence transfer of training. These findings are limited by the use of self-report measures of transfer.