The Role of Sense of Coherence in Knowledge Sharing

Jannica Heinström, Farhan Ahmad

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Abstract

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.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationInformation Literacy in the Workplace : 5th European Conference, ECIL 2017
EditorsS. Kurbanoğlu, J. Boustany, S. Špiranec, E. Grassian, D. Mizrachi, L. Roy
PublisherSpringer
Pages126–136
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-74334-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-74333-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Information Literacy - European conference on information literacy
Duration: 18 Sep 201721 Sep 2017

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference on Information Literacy
Period18/09/1721/09/17

Keywords

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

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