Transfer of training from virtual reality environments

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dc.contributor.advisor Chaparro, Alex en_US
dc.contributor.author Hamblin, Christopher James
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-24T20:22:16Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-24T20:22:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2005
dc.date.issued 2005-05
dc.identifier.isbn 0542312573 en
dc.identifier.other AAT 3189242 UMI
dc.identifier.other d05006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/635
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.)--Wichita State University, Dept. of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. en
dc.description "May 2005." en
dc.description.abstract This study evaluated the transfer of training and training efficiency of two virtual reality environments (head-mounted display and personal computer) for a complex manual assembly task. Transfer of training was measured by comparing the post-training performance of two virtual training groups, a real-world training group and a control group that received no training. All training groups were taught to assemble a Lego(TM) forklift model in their respective environment. After training, participants assembled a real-world model of the forklift as well as a novel model of a racecar, which required the same parts as the forklift assembled in a different configuration. Results from this study show that virtual environments can be effective training simulators for complex assembly tasks although they are less efficient than real-world training. The results also suggest that individual differences such as general intelligence, spatial aptitude, and computer user self-efficacy influence one's ability to learn in a virtual environment. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights Copyright Christopher James Hamblin, 2005. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Training en
dc.subject Virtual reality en
dc.title Transfer of training from virtual reality environments en
dc.type Dissertation en

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