Examining the social software characteristics and knowledge sharing behaviour among university students in Malaysia
by Yossawadee Kaeomanee; P.D.D. Dominic; Riaza Mohd Rias
International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS), Vol. 17, No. 1, 2014

Abstract: Knowledge sharing among students is an essential activity which can result in the improvement of student learning outcome. Recently, social software tools such as Facebook and content sharing sites are pervasively used by the students for sharing knowledge with peers. These tools have common characteristics which are informal setting, communication, network and community, and user generated content. This study attempts to examine the relationships between these characteristics and knowledge sharing behaviour of the students by integrating them into the theory of planned behaviour to develop a research framework and hypotheses. Questionnaire survey was collected from 322 students in five universities in Malaysia. The results of regression analysis showed that the aforementioned characteristics positively influenced attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioural control on knowledge sharing. Likewise, these three factors positively influenced the knowledge sharing intention which is the determinant of the actual knowledge sharing behaviour among the students.

Online publication date: Thu, 28-Aug-2014

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com