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dc.contributor.advisorChaparro, Alexen_US
dc.contributor.authorHamblin, Christopher James
dc.identifier.otherAAT 3189242 UMI
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Wichita State University, Dept. of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.en
dc.description"May 2005."en
dc.description.abstractThis 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.rightsCopyright Christopher James Hamblin, 2005. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectVirtual realityen
dc.subject.lcshElectronic dissertationsen
dc.titleTransfer of training from virtual reality environmentsen

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