What drives members to continue sharing knowledge in a virtual professional community? The role of knowledge self-efficacy and satisfaction

Christy M K CHEUNG*, Matthew K.O. Lee

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Abstract

The present research explains members' intention to continue sharing knowledge in a virtual community in terms of knowledge self-efficacy and satisfaction. The research model was tested with the current users of a virtual professional community (Hong Kong Education City) and was accounted for 32% of the variance. Both knowledge self-efficacy and satisfaction play an important role in explaining members' intention to continue sharing knowledge. The findings contribute to the foundation for future research aimed at improveing our understanding of user continuance behavior in virtual communities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge Science, Engineering and Management - Second International Conference, KSEM 2007, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages472-484
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783540767183
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2nd International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management, KSEM 2007 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 28 Nov 200730 Nov 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4798 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management, KSEM 2007
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period28/11/0730/11/07

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Community of practice
  • e-business
  • Information systems continuance
  • Knowledge management
  • Knowledge self-efficacy
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Satisfaction
  • Virtual community

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