The Role of Sense of Coherence in Knowledge Sharing

Jannica Heinström*, Farhan Ahmad

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    Knowledge sharing is a key competence in a work context. In this study we address knowledge sharing from an individual difference perspective, exploring whether an employee’s sense of coherence influences knowledge sharing. Additionally, we investigate whether dedication to diversified learning mediates the relationship between Sense of Coherence (SOC) and knowledge sharing. A survey was conducted in a multinational organization. We received 403 responses. Partial least square structural equation modeling was used to analyze the data. The results show that SOC significantly influences the respondents’ self-perceived knowledge sharing activities. However, the relationship is partially mediated by dedication to diversified learning. Results suggest that an employee’s knowledge sharing partly arise from personal characteristics. How much is shared in actuality, however, depends on motivation and contextual factors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInformation Literacy in the Workplace
    Subtitle of host publication5th European Conference, ECIL 2017, Saint Malo, France, September 18-21, 2017, Revised Selected Papers
    EditorsSerap Kurbanoğlu , Joumana Boustany, Sonja Špiranec , Esther Grassian, Diane Mizrachi, Loriene Roy
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319743349
    ISBN (Print)9783319743332
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018
    Event5th European Conference on Information Literacy - Saint Malo, France
    Duration: 18 Sep 201721 Sep 2017

    Publication series

    NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    ISSN (Print)1865-0929


    Conference5th European Conference on Information Literacy
    Abbreviated titleECIL 2017
    CitySaint Malo
    OtherThe fifth ECIL conference, the main theme of which is Workplace Information Literacy. ECIL 2017 is co-organized by Information Literacy Association (InLitAs) and held from 18-21 September 2017 in Saint-Malo France.


    • Information literacy
    • Information mastering
    • Knowledge sharing
    • Sense of coherence

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Mathematics(all)


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