Personality traits and knowledge sharing in online communities

Autor(en): Jadin, Tanja
Gnambs, Timo
Batinic, Bernad
Stichwörter: INTRINSIC MOTIVATION; Knowledge sharing; Motivation; Online community; OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE; PARTICIPATION; Personality; Psychology; Psychology, Experimental; Psychology, Multidisciplinary; TRUST; Values; Wikipedia
Erscheinungsdatum: 2013
Herausgeber: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Journal: COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR
Volumen: 29
Ausgabe: 1
Startseite: 210
Seitenende: 216
Zusammenfassung: 
Adopting diffusion theory and the concept of social value orientation, the effects of personality traits on knowledge sharing in a virtual open content community are investigated. In addition to the main effects of personality, it was hypothesized that intrinsic motivations would moderate the effects on knowledge sharing. A sample of N = 256 active users of Wikipedia provided measures of personality, motivation, and knowledge sharing. Latent regression analyses support the notion that authorship of Wikipedia is associated with higher levels of trendsetting and a prosocial value orientation. Moreover, moderation analyses demonstrate that the effect of the latter is moderated by individual differences in motivations to write. Differences with regard to opinion leadership could not be confirmed. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 07475632
DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2012.08.007

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