Designing and Validating a Model of Effective Skill Training in Scientific-Applied Center

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD Student, Islamic Azad University, Emirate Branch (Dubai)

2 Professor, Educational Management, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr Branch, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Higher Education Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

4 Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran


Purpose: The aim of this study was to design and validate the model of effective skills training in scientific-applied centers.
Methodology: The method of the present study was applied based on the purpose and mixed type based on the nature of the data. The statistical population in the qualitative part of the research included all experts in the field of effective skills training, and 30 experts were selected using targeted snowball sampling method. The second group of the statistical population of this study in the quantitative part included all the official teachers of applied science centers in Mazandaran province in the number of 3,000 people who were selected by random sampling and snowball method of 608 people as the sample size. In the qualitative part of the present study, semi-in-depth interviews were used and in the quantitative part, a researcher-made questionnaire was used. The validity and reliability of both instruments were evaluated and confirmed. The method of data analysis in the qualitative part of the theoretical coding was taken from the method of data theory of the foundation and in the quantitative part, confirmatory factor analysis was used to validate the model and determine the relationship between the identified factors.
Findings: The results showed that in a total of 6 dimensions of career goals, instructor, environment, student, content and management, 28 components and 252 indicators of the dimensions of the skill training model are effective.
Conclusion: Based on the obtained coefficients, it can be said that all indicators have an important and significant role in measuring the dimensions and components of the model of effective skills training system for scientific-applied centers of Mazandaran province