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Journal Article

Examining the Social and Technical Factors Influencing School Teachers Knowledge Sharing Intentions in a Teachers Online Professional Community  pp155-163

Dr. Tarek Khalil, Dr. Kamal Atieh, Dr. Abd Ulgahfoor Mohammad, Eng. Fadi Bagdadlian

© Nov 2014 Volume 12 Issue 3, Editor: Ken Grant, pp153 - 216

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Abstract

Abstract: There is a growing recognition to the importance in using online communities of practice (COPs) as a model for teacher's professional development and as a knowledge management platform. The objective of this research was to examine factors th at promote or discourage school teachers knowledge sharing intention in their online professional community. The finding of the research provides empirical support for the overall structure theorized in the research model. Knowledge sharing intention was predicted by teachers attitude towards knowledge sharing, subjective norm and perceived behavioral control. The teachers perceptions of reciprocity, extrinsic rewards were positively associated with attitude towards knowledge sharing. The perceptions o f loss of knowledge power had a negative effect on the attitude. Organizational climate positively influenced teachers subjective norm. Additionally, facilitating tools and technology was positively associated with high levels of perceived behavioral con trol towards knowledge sharing. Based on the findings, the study discussed implications for the theory and practice

 

Keywords: Keywords Knowledge management, knowledge sharing intention, theory of planned behavior

 

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