International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering-IJASRE

The Study of Online knowledge Sharing Behavior: Effect of Individual Motivation factors on Individual Performance in  Higher Education Students

Article Category: Management Science

DOI: 10.31695/IJASRE.2020.33732

Pages: 134-140

Author: Ulfah Ahsanah,Lady Oktafia W,Ayu Kusuma Dewi,Yessy Artanti


Knowledge sharing behavior is an activity of exchanging information or spreading massages very quickly and broadly like a virus on a computer by using an interactive internet network. The use of interactive technology can be via e-mail, blogs, sites chat, online bulletin and social networking sites. However, there is still little researches that discussed individual motivation factors where the person finally decides to conduct online knowledge sharing activities in relation to the individual academic performance of students in the university. This study aims to examine the influence of interpersonal relationship theory, especially individual motivation factors consisting of need to belong, altruism, and personal growth on the online knowledge sharing behavior in order to increase the student academic performance. In this study researchers distributed online questionnaires to students in universities of Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia and analyzed using path analysis. The results state that the variables need to belong, altruism, personal growth have positive effects on the online knowledge sharing behavior and online knowledge sharing behavior has a positive effect on student academic performance.

Keyword: Knowledge sharing behavior, need to belong, altruism, personal growth, individual academic performance

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