Number/percentage of group members confident in ability to share knowledge

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Logic Model Component: 

Data Type(s): 
Count, proportion, qualitative
Short Definition: 
Measures the extent to which participants are confident to share knowledge
Definition and Explanation (Long): 
This indicator measures the extent to which group members are confident to share knowledge (perceived self-efficacy). As perceptions of efficacy increase, individuals are more likely to make a change in their behavior.
Data Requirements: 
Self-reported quantitative data using Likert scales; self-reported qualitative data on perceived self-efficacy reported to have changed and why, and the implications of those changes
Data Sources: 
Surveys, in-depth interviews
Frequency of Data Collection: 
Periodic (before, during, and after specific activities)
The aim of this indicator is to measure self-efficacy related to knowledge sharing, as perceived self-efficacy influences motivation and behavior (Bandura, 1986). In the context of knowledge sharing, Hsu et al. (2007) describe a host of perceived capabilities—such as generating, combining, and sharing knowledge—to consider, related to knowledge sharing and management. An individual's perceived knowledge-sharing self-efficacy has a positive effect on their knowledge-sharing behavior (Hsu et al., 2007).
Issues and Challenges: 
Further research is required to better understand the impact of knowledge-sharing self-efficacy on knowledge-sharing behavior, beyond current research that examines relationships in communities comparing virtual, face-to-face, and a combination of virtual and face-to-face environments.

Published Year: 

  • 2017
Last Updated Date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017