African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4165

Full Length Research Paper

Justification for skills transfer and validating a specific developed measuring instrument

  Naong Matsidiso Nehemia    
School of Teacher Education, Faculty of Management Sciences, Central University of Technology, Free State, Private Bag X20539, Bloemfontein 9300, South African. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 March 2010
  •  Published: 30 June 2010



The dire skills shortage exacerbated by the “brain-drain” experienced in South Africa brought the debate around the importance of training across industries at the centre stage. South Africa as one of the strong emerging economies is arguably not performing as well as it should. Investment in human capital in the form of skills transfer has never been as critical as it is today. It is a known fact that the quality of an organisation is to a large degree, determined by the quality of people it employs. The aim of this paper is in two-fold, firstly, reporting on the reliability and validity of a developed measuring instrument used in this study based on Kirkpatrick’s evaluation of training framework. Secondly, reflecting on the views expressed by (N = 118) purposively sampled employees regarding the impact of skills transfer on their performance.


Key words: Skills transfer, employee motivation, reliability, validity, performance, factor analysis.