Understanding knowledge sharing behaviour in Wikipedia

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Understanding knowledge sharing behaviour in Wikipedia
Authors: Heng-Li Yang, Cheng-Yu Lai [edit item]
Citation: Behaviour & Information Technology 30 (1): 131-142. 2011.
Publication type: Journal article
Peer-reviewed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1080/0144929X.2010.516019.
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Understanding knowledge sharing behaviour in Wikipedia is a publication by Heng-Li Yang, Cheng-Yu Lai.


[edit] Abstract

Wikipedia is the world's largest multilingual free-content encyclopaedia written by users collaboratively. It is interesting to investigate why individuals have willingness to spend their time and knowledge to engage in. In this study, we try to explore the influence of self-concept-based motivation and individual attitudes toward Wikipedia on individual's knowledge sharing intention in Wikipedia. Members from Wikipedia were invited to participate in the investigation. An online questionnaire and structural equation modelling {(SEM)} technology was utilized to test the proposed model and hypotheses. Analytical results indicate that internal self-concept-based motivation significantly influences individual's knowledge sharing intention. Further, both information and system quality have significant effects on individual's attitude toward Wikipedia, and therefore, influence the intention to share knowledge in it.

[edit] Research questions

"why individuals have willingness to spend their time and knowledge to engage in it. In this study, we try to explore the influence of self-concept-based motivation and individual attitudes towards Wikipedia on individual's knowledge-sharing intention in Wikipedia."

Research details

Topics: Contributor motivation [edit item]
Domains: Information systems [edit item]
Theory type: Explanation [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Main topic [edit item]
Theories: "Motivation Theory and Self-concept" [edit item]
Research design: Statistical analysis [edit item]
Data source: Survey responses [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Cross-sectional [edit item]
Unit of analysis: User [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia language: N/A [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"Analytical results indicate that internal self-concept-based motivation significantly influences individual's knowledge-sharing intention. Further, both information and system quality have significant effects on individual's attitude towards Wikipedia, and therefore, influence the intention to share knowledge in it."

[edit] Comments

"Analytical results indicate that internal self-concept-based motivation significantly influences individual's knowledge-sharing intention. Further, both information and system quality have significant effects on individual's attitude towards Wikipedia, and therefore, influence the intention to share knowledge in it."


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AbstractWikipedia is the world's largest multilingWikipedia is the world's largest multilingual free-content encyclopaedia written by users collaboratively. It is interesting to investigate why individuals have willingness to spend their time and knowledge to engage in. In this study, we try to explore the influence of self-concept-based motivation and individual attitudes toward Wikipedia on individual's knowledge sharing intention in Wikipedia. Members from Wikipedia were invited to participate in the investigation. An online questionnaire and structural equation modelling {(SEM)} technology was utilized to test the proposed model and hypotheses. Analytical results indicate that internal self-concept-based motivation significantly influences individual's knowledge sharing intention. Further, both information and system quality have significant effects on individual's attitude toward Wikipedia, and therefore, influence the intention to share knowledge in it.ce the intention to share knowledge in it.
Added by wikilit teamAdded on initial load +
Collected data time dimensionCross-sectional +
CommentsAnalytical results indicate that internal Analytical results indicate that internal self-concept-based motivation significantly influences individual's knowledge-sharing intention. Further, both information and system quality have significant effects on individual's attitude towards Wikipedia, and therefore, influence the intention to share knowledge in it.ce the intention to share knowledge in it.
ConclusionAnalytical results indicate that internal Analytical results indicate that internal self-concept-based motivation significantly influences individual's knowledge-sharing intention. Further, both information and system quality have significant effects on individual's attitude towards Wikipedia, and therefore, influence the intention to share knowledge in it.ce the intention to share knowledge in it.
Data sourceSurvey responses +
Doi10.1080/0144929X.2010.516019 +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Understanding%2Bknowledge%2Bsharing%2Bbehaviour%2Bin%2BWikipedia%22 +
Has authorHeng-Li Yang + and Cheng-Yu Lai +
Has domainInformation systems +
Has topicContributor motivation +
Issue1 +
Pages131-142 +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeJournal article +
Published inBehaviour & Information Technology +
Research designStatistical analysis +
Research questionswhy individuals have willingness to spend why individuals have willingness to spend their time and knowledge to engage in it. In this study, we try to explore the influence of self-concept-based motivation and individual attitudes towards Wikipedia on individual's knowledge-sharing intention in Wikipedia. knowledge-sharing intention in Wikipedia.
Revid11,265 +
TheoriesMotivation Theory and Self-concept
Theory typeExplanation +
TitleUnderstanding knowledge sharing behaviour in Wikipedia
Unit of analysisUser +
Urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/0144929X.2010.516019 +
Volume30 +
Wikipedia coverageMain topic +
Wikipedia data extractionN/A +
Wikipedia languageN/A +
Wikipedia page typeN/A +
Year2011 +