APJIS Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems

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The Journal for Information Professionals

Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (APJIS), a Scopus and ABDC indexed journal, is a
flagship journal of the information systems (IS) field in the Asia Pacific region.

ISSN 2288-5404 (Print) / ISSN 2288-6818 (Online)

Editor : Byounggu Choi / One-Ki (Daniel) Lee

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Past Issue

Date September 2014
Vol. No. Vol. 24 No. 3
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.14329/apjis.2014.24.3.281
Page 281~297
Title Linking the Big Five Model of Personality to Knowledge Sharing Intention
Author Yong Sauk Hau
Keyword Personality, Knowledge Sharing Intention, Social Relation, Knowledge Self-Efficacy
Abstract This study aims at empirically analyzing the relation between employees’ personality and their knowledge sharing intentions, on which enough light has not yet been shed in spite of its importance. By integrating the big five model of personality with social capital theory and social cognitive theory, this study develops six hypotheses concerning the relation and empirically tests them by using 724 samples collected from employ-ees in practice. The empirical analysis results from this study reveal that employees’ extroversion and agree-ableness are positively associated with their social relations and that their openness to experience and con-scientiousness are positively associated with their knowledge self-efficacy, which are positively related to their knowledge sharing intentions. Based on the new findings, theoretical and practical implications are provided for knowledge management researchers and managers in practice


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