Does internet self-efficacy affect knowledge sharing behavior?

Pei Lee Teh, Jessica Sze Yin Ho, Chen Chen Yong, Siew Yong Yew

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Abstract

There have been many studies for knowledge sharing within the organizational communities, yet very few research has been done on the factor of internet self-efficacy affecting the individuals' knowledge sharing behavior. Drawing from the theory of planned behavior (TPB), this paper examines the relationships between the internet selfefficacy, attitude towards knowledge sharing, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control, intention to share knowledge, and knowledge sharing behavior. Survey questionnaires are administered to 301 university students. Results indicate that the internet self-efficacy significantly affect the attitude towards knowledge sharing. Intention to share knowledge is predicted with more favorable attitude towards knowledge sharing, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control. Intention to share knowledge also significantly influences the individuals' actual knowledge sharing behavior. This paper concludes with a discussion of research implications of the study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEM2010 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Pages94-98
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) 2010 - Macao, China
Duration: 7 Dec 201010 Dec 2010
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/5668971/proceeding (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameIEEM2010 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) 2010
Abbreviated titleIEEM 2010
CountryChina
CityMacao
Period7/12/1010/12/10
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Keywords

  • Internet self-efficacy
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Theory of planned behavior

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