The Role of Sense of Coherence in Knowledge Sharing

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Jannica Heinström, Farhan Ahmad
Editors: Kurbanoğlu S., Boustany J., Špiranec S., Grassian E., Mizrachi D., Roy L.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: Springer
Book title: Information Literacy in the Workplace : 5th European Conference, ECIL 2017
Title of series: Communications in Computer and Information Science
Number in series: 810
Start page: 126
End page: 136
ISBN: 978-3-319-74333-2
eISBN: 978-3-319-74334-9


Knowledge sharing is a key competence in a work context. In this study we address knowledge sharing from an individual difference perspective, exploring whether an employee’s sense of coherence influences knowledge sharing. Additionally, we investigate whether dedication to diversified learning mediates the relationship between Sense of Coherence (SOC) and knowledge sharing. A survey was conducted in a multinational organization. We received 403 responses. Partial least square structural equation modeling was used to analyze the data. The results show that SOC significantly influences the respondents’ self-perceived knowledge sharing activities. However, the relationship is partially mediated by dedication to diversified learning. Results suggest that an employee’s knowledge sharing partly arise from personal characteristics. How much is shared in actuality, however, depends on motivation and contextual factors.


Information literacy, Information mastering, knowledge sharing, Sense of coherence

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