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
    Subtitle of host publicationSecond International Conference, KSEM 2007, Melbourne, Australia, November 28-30, 2007, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer Berlin
    Pages472-484
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9783540767190
    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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