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Contents Does self-efficacy effect on knowledge sharing intention in e-learning system? A motivational factor analysis in Open University Malaysia (OUM) by Dr. seyed mohammad bathaei, Seyed Ali Hosseini……………………….[206]

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Does self-efficacy effect on knowledge sharing intention in e-learning system? A motivational factor analysis in Open University Malaysia (OUM) Dr. seyed mohammad bathaei Ministry of education Islamic republic of Iran Deputy of minister of education in Islamic republic of Iran s_m_bathaei@yahoo.com Seyed Ali Hosseini International Business School University Technology Malaysia (UTM) Malaysia Jalan Semarak 50400 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA -019-4616464 Sahosseini14@gmail.com I. INTRODUCTION

Abstract— The purpose of this paper is to examine the self-efficacy

factor

influence

intention

to

share

The

new

learning

methods

assist

cooperative

knowledge in E-Learning system within Open University

experience and virtual students’ society improvement

Malaysia (OUM). Moreover, its objective is to identify

(Bransford et al., 2000), and valuable knowledge via

the relationship between self-efficacy and perceived

knowledge sharing (Zhang et al., 2007). Nevertheless,

behaviour control (PBC) and intention to share in E-

these profits cannot be apprehended lacking of the

learning system. The current research expands a

energetic participation of people. Latest empirical

theoretical framework of online knowledge sharing

research disclose little points of participation and

factors with the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB). An

unwillingness to share knowledge in EL systems and

online questionnaire survey was applied to collect data

environments (Carr and Chambers, 2006; Ng, 2001),

and the analysis was completed according to 583

and research of crucial factors influencing participation

responses from students who act in EL system of Open

in some systems disclose that this problem rests

University Malaysia (OUM). A semi-structured interview

unsolved (Xie et al., 2006). E-learning system structure

was

were

confirmed through constructivist theories of learning and

facilitators and teachers in EL system of OUM as the

behavior (Prawat, 1996), and assists learning process

case

sharing

via increasing knowledge sharing behavior in learning

comprehensible and understandable intention. The

environment (Honebein, 1996; Wilson, 1996). As Hiltz

outcomes of the study survey and interview support the

and

fundamental statement that self-efficacy direct

communicative procedure which gives enjoyment to

constructed

study

to

with

10

achieve

participants

who

knowledge

to

influence intention to share knowledge well.

Turoff

(2005)

referred,

‘‘EL

is

a

modern

distance learning students, compared to traditional classrooms (face to face)”. In spite of the attractiveness of the EL environments, there are still major challenges

Key words — knowledge sharing (KS), E-learning (EL), knowledge sharing behavior, theory of planned behavior (TPB), self-efficacy (SE), intention to share, perceived behavior control (PBC).

in the willingness to use EL systems, one of which is that the students do not want to share their knowledge and experiences (Zhang and Faerman, 2007).

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND CREATIVE ENGINEERING (ISSN:2045-8711) VOL.4 NO.5 M AY 2014 Theory of planned Behaviour (TPB)

II. Operational definition Theory

E-Learning system

of

Planned

Behaviour

(Ajzen,

1985)

is

recognized as an advanced version of the theory reason EL systems are the principal learning surroundings in

action (TRA). Fishbein and Ajzen (1991) completed

Higher Education. EL is recognized as new applications

obligatory by the second representation ‘incapability to

by Learning Management System (LMS) and also

contract with Behaviours done which individuals have

Course Management System (CMS) in distance learning

imperfect optional control. TPB recognizes actual

universities and institutions (Artino, 2010). Kanuka and

performed Behaviour as a people's effort of a convinced

Rourke (2008) discover the modifications that are

Behaviour is performed by his or her/his intention to fulfil

happening in higher education (HE) as an outcome of

that Behaviour. Attitude towards the actual Behaviour,

the use of EL system. They find that some technical

Subjective Norm (SN) about involving in the Behaviour,

system prepares chances for developed accessibility,

and perceived Behaviour control (PBC) are supposed to

compatible with the objective in application of modern

impact intention and online learning by Behaviour in

technology in education environment. Nevertheless, it is

TPB producer (Baker and White, 2010). Moreover, a

also related to negative influences, as teachers and

number

learners experience to gather a lock of a feel of

substantial connection between SE and Perceived

belonging and responsiveness of borders.

Behavioural Control (PBC) based on TPB (Taylor and

of

current

researches

have

shown

the

Todd, 1995; Sheng and Noe, 2010) then SE can help Self-efficacy

turn the person's behaviour towards KS (Lin et al., 2009; Wasko and Faraj, 2005; Lin, 2007).

Self-efficacy indicates the degree of an individual’s confidence to perform and to coordinate the knowledge

Intention to Share Knowledge

and activities in daily educational tasks as required to obtain

knowledge,

experiences,

and

successful

performance in the EL system environment. As Ormrod (2006) defined it, “Self-Efficacy is the measure of the belief in one's own ability to complete tasks and reach goals". Bandura (1995) also believed that "Self-Efficacy is individual’s beliefs about their competencies to create

According to Ajzen (1991), the Intention is the most important

cause

sophisticated

of

purpose

people’s will

be

Behaviour. achieving

The certain

Behaviour, the advanced chances of the authentic enactment of that exact Behaviour. Perceived behaviour control (PBC)

success that impact on procedures growing their lives’ A suggestion is that PBC might be

PBC includes some features that affect the KS intention

divisible into two separate constituents. These would be

in producing the actual behaviour in terms of individual’s

“SE beliefs”, which is defined as the level of enactment

abilities, accessibility, skills, and feelings; also it is

of the behaviour which is easy or difficult for the

supposed that PBC is recognized by the whole complex

individual.

The next constituent is “perceived control

of accessible control beliefs (Ajzen, 1991). In this

over the behaviour”, which reveals the level at which the

research, PBC is associated with electronic materials,

individual perceives the enactment of his/her behaviour

accessibility to an EL system, a technical support

is under his/her control (Tavousi et al., 2009).

system as facility conditions, and self-efficacy in the use

performance".

of an EL system.

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND CREATIVE ENGINEERING (ISSN:2045-8711) VOL.4 NO.5 M AY 2014 it validates the constructs that could be combined in the iii. Significant of the Study

online KS model.

Chiu et al. (2006) believed that the most important

IV. Research Questions

problem in predicating the online learning communities is the lock of contributions and willingness to share knowledge in the online communities. It is necessary to recognize the motivational factors in order to encourage students in performing and sharing their knowledge and experiences in learning environment (Ma, 2009; Ellis et

According to the statement of the research problem explained

before,

the

research

questions

have

developed the following questions: 1. Does self-efficacy influence on knowledge sharing intention in E-learning system?

al., 2002; Liu, 2008). Self-efficacy is the one of important factor that effects on knowledge sharing behavior (Lin et

V. Research Objectives

al., 2009; Wasko and Faraj, 2005; Lin, 2007; Chen et al., 2009). The current research creates empirical and theoretical contributions about SE and KS in EL

The purpose of the research is to discover the

environment.

empirical

relationship between the motivational knowledge sharing

consequences for on-line KS in an EL system. The

factors and intention to share knowledge in an EL

examination of the practical research of EL shows that a

system. In connection to this, the researcher’s other

few studies have been funded to increase KS by

purpose is to achieve the following objectives:

behavioral mechanisms like SE (Chen et al., 2009), 1.

To identify the influence of self-efficacy on knowledge

The

conclusions

have

such as the requirement of students to use the

sharing behaviour in E-learning system.

interactive connections between students in EL systems. Previous research has concentrated on gaps

VI. Research Hypotheses

in

interaction due to the lack of physicality or wave signals compared

with

face-to-face

communication.

Nevertheless, current, practical research indicates that the web is an intermediate instrument that encourages

The questions and objectives of the current study can be further studied through the following hypotheses: H1.

Behavioural Control in the EL system.

the quick construction of neighboring connections that support

the

above

period,

and

even

Self-Efficacy has a positive effect on Perceived

H2. Perceived Behavioural Control has a positive effect

promote

on the intention to share knowledge in the EL system.

involvement in the global geography. Prior EL and KS research has concentrated on the influence of technical factors on the adoption and continue behavior of EL and KS, and a have rarely explored the students’ selfefficacy

factor

encouragement

influencing offered

to

the

promotion

students

Figure 1.1 Research Model and Hypothesis

and

regarding

participation in EL activities (Bibi Alajmi, 2008; Kamarul,

VII Open University Malaysia (OUM)

2012). This research is also significant as it utilizes both deductive and inductive tactics. On the one hand, it produces a theoretical structure and arranges the constructs under the categories within that framework while on the other hand, through an inductive approach,

OUM was named as Open Distance Learning (ODL) in 2000. It is the seventh private university in Malaysia and it is owned by Malaysia’s eleven public university associations. Based on the philosophy that learning is

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND CREATIVE ENGINEERING (ISSN:2045-8711) VOL.4 NO.5 M AY 2014 IX Instrument Development

supposed to be democratized, OUM has concentrated on generating a reasonable and easy corridor to Higher Education system with significant position on flexible entrance necessities like a student-friendly education system, and a blended learning method with mixtures of dissimilar forms of education. This system was planned to perform different features based on the student’s requirements,

information

and

communication

technologies and internet tools.

Researcher gathered the data in two steps. Firstly, the online

questionnaire

as

a

survey

instrument

is

distributed. After the online questionnaire, the interview questions followed to improve the survey, and to evaluate more appropriate outcomes and to develop the survey's

validity

and

reliability.

In

addition,

the

investigator applied online questionnaire as pre-test to evaluate the 25 questions and to enhance its value. In this research, a pre-test investigation was applied with

VIII Research Method

emphasizing on the validity of citing knowledge sharing Research methodology has many classifications, such

in the EL.

as, research methodology in terms of qualitative and quantitative

methods

(Williams,

2007).

These

approaches can be used as single and mixture method by investigators linked in OUM. For this study, mixed method is performed. Researcher has used both qualitative and quantitative approaches and he also examines and establishes the data gathered from selected cases (Creswell, 2012). Studies show that Quantitative and qualitative approaches are appropriate to grow the fortes and the reducing of weaknesses of the research methods (Johnson and Onwuegbuzie, 2004). Thus, in this method we can say that the findings and

outcomes

are

more

valid.

Furthermore,

Quantitative study shows the actuality of the cause and effectiveness of relationships among variables. On the other hand, qualitative study approaches to discover the implications and outlines, consider to particularly the activities and records carefully. There are many

X. Interview This research has shown the semi-structure interview questions that are comprised with; the research was created in 6 knowledgeable interviews selected online and off line by the facilitators and teachers in different faculties of OUM. The data have been gathered during two semesters in 2012-2013 academic years. In semistructured interviews where some facilitators, technical administrators, and some online teachers were in charge of distance learning system or EL. As revealed, the questions on the interview were open-ended; and each interview was about 10 to 15 minutes created on their arrangement, while some of the interviews were voice-recoded. The knowledge sharing intention factors and the effects of the knowledge sharing on the success of the EL were discussed in the case study area. Table 1.1 shows the interview questions.

researches in the Knowledge management area in which utilized the qualitative and quantitative methods XI. Questionnaire

as their key resources to collect data and to use the features of individual behavior constantly, which are frequently

veiled

(Nonaka

and

Takeuchi,

Instrument Plan

1995; Questionnaire survey based on the research

Chennamaneni, 2006; Jones, 2007; Bock et al., 2005; Ma, 2009; Stewart, 2008; Vashisth et al., 2010; Jewels and Ford, 2006).

conducted in DTPB is composed of two main sections. In the first part of the questionnaire, respondents were asked questions about personal characteristics, such as sex, age, educational level, duration of study, study courses. This section uses EL system as a moderating

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NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6

Table 1.1 The interview questions QUESTIONS Are the students learning in the EL system, frequently exchange and share knowledge and experiences with others? If not, what factors and situations preventing them? If you think yes, why? And what factors affect it? In your opinion, are the students in E-Learning system interested in participating and willing to share their knowledge and courses with other students? In your opinion, do they (students) share knowledge and develop learning experiences within EL system easily? Do they think that knowledge sharing is useful? In your opinion, what are the individual factors that effect on the student’s attitude toward knowledge sharing? Do they (students) think that they are comfortable and can trust and share better by EL system? Is EL system compatible with students’ values, current requirements and previous experiences?

Table 1.2 Statistics for Self-Efficacy (SE) Table 1.4 Descriptive Statistics for Intention to KS (IS)

Table 1.3 Descriptive Statistics for Perceived Behavioral Control

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Table 1.5 the learning centers that collect questionnaire NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6

LEARNING CENTER (BRANCH) Bangi Learning centre Ipoh Learning centre Johor Learning centre Kelantan Learning centre OUM KL center OUM Petaling Jaya (PJ) Learning centre

STUDENTS 70 85 80 68 180 100

1

5

3.69

0.76

-0.644

1.157

1

5

4.02

0.69

-0.524

0.755

1

5

3.69

0.73

-0.601

1.251

1

5

3.69

0.76

-0.644

1.157

1

5

3.72

0.76

-0.625

1.322

SE2

1

5

3.53

0.82

-0.689

0.998

SE3

1

5

3.64

0.83

-0.643

0.843

SE1

1

5

3.72

0.76

-0.625

1.322

583 IS: Intention to knowledge sharing Behavior, PBC: XII Construct Measures

perceived behavior control, SE: self-efficacy,

The research theoretical model of this research is

XIV Descriptive statistic of variables

comprised of following paradigms, the independent variables which comprise two factors (self-efficacy, perceived

behavior

control

(OBC)).

Additionally,

dependent variable which intention to share knowledge, contributes in this study, There are also thirteen main constructions of the hypothetical model that are used in this study. Knowledge sharing intention plays a double role: dependent and independent paradigms. The 43 questionnaire items measured the relationship between variables; these statements were calculated according to a 5-point Likert scale which include 1=strongly disagree to 5= strongly agree.

Dimensions of each question are made then descriptive statistic include standard deviation and mean is gotten by compute device in SPSS software that it’s results are presents in table 1.7 the results of above table defines the people are studies have gotten advantages more than supposed mean, once these aren’t limitation for their learning as electronic and their condition is suitable in terms of the dimensions, special in subjects like attitude toward knowledge sharing (AI) with mean 4.02, succession in electronic teaching system (ES) with mean 3.94.

XIII Descriptive statistic of the questions and variables Table 1.7 Descriptive statistical of variables Descriptive statistic questioner includes quantity value, value, mean, standard deviation drawing was taken for

Variables

Mean

each question that its results is visible in table 1.6. Intention to knowledge

Table 1.6 Descriptive statistics of the questions Q?

Min

Max

Mean

IS1

1

5

3.94

Std. Devia tion 0.77

IS2

1

5

3.73

IS3

1

5

IS4

1

IS5

Skewn ess

sharing Behavior (IS) Kurtosis

0.778

0.819

0.88

0.882

0.121

4.14

0.68

0.681

0.722

5

3.61

0.85

0.853

0.48

1

5

3.44

0.83

0.837

0.646

IS6

1

5

3.71

0.82

0.822

0.525

IS7

1

5

3.46

0.86

0.868

0.436

Perceived Behavior Control (PBC) Self-Efficacy (SE)

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Std. Deviation

3.56

0.70

3.80

0.56

3.63

0.70

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XV Qualitative Analysis Interviews were carried out on the system facilitators and teachers in OUM learning system. As mentioned earlier, the interview was done after the results from the survey research. In order to verify the research results from the survey method about the antecedents was used qualitative method as a supplementary technique with the answers from the case study that cooperate the self-efficacy effects on the knowledge sharing intention in the EL system. This part of the study will report the responses of the participants in the interview and how those responses give answers to research questions. XVI Participant Information According to the quantity of individual interviews that was dependent on participants from the OUM as case study. Since the research needs some explanations about details of study dimensions, the interview questions were requested that contribute by a few participants in OUM as case study. Choosing interviewees were beneficial and only integrated a small from the case study (Saunders et al., 2007). The interviewees who were conducting as individual interviews are recommended around 10 to 15 (Hill et al., 1997). Participants in this study consisted of 10 system facilitators and teachers engaging in the learning practice within the OUM e-learning system.

learners’ educational accomplishment (2000 Academic Press). Supporting this, the eleventh hypothesis is designed to examine the effect of Self-Efficacy on Perceived Behavioural Control. H1: Self-Efficacy has a positive effect on Perceived Behavioural Control in the EL system. Perceived Behavioural Control (PBC) is the third effective factor which determines students’ desire for KS in the EL system. It refers to people's perceptions of their ability to perform a given behaviour. It also points to the degree of individual control over transferral of information through the EL system. The higher the degree of control, the greater will be the desire for KS in the EL system. In order to examine the effect of Perceived Behavioural Control on KS among the users of the EL system, the next and fourth hypotheses of the research were designed. H2. Perceived Behavioural Control has a positive effect on the intention to share knowledge in the EL system.

Table 1.8

NO.

XVII Conclusions and recommendations To answer the questions related to hypotheses, four main questions were proposed and investigated. These research questions are:

1

Relationship

Perceived behavioral control and intention to share knowledge

Does self-efficacy effect on knowledge sharing intention in e-learning system? Self-Efficacy (SE), the first effective factor of PBC, refers to individuals’ belief that their own educational competences, to a greater extent than others’, have a critical function in motivating them to accomplish and control their behaviour. Investigators have proceeded to prove its information validity as well as its convergent validity in predicting general motivational findings, in terms of learners’ practice selections, effort, persistence, and emotional reactions. SE attitude has been found to be responsive to understated modifications in learners’ performance background, to become involved with selfregulated education procedures, and to mediate

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2

Hypothesis Testing Results

Knowledge Self-Efficacy and perceived behavioral control

Hypotheses

Results

H2. The perceived behavioral control has a positive effect on the intention to share knowledge in EL system.

The findings of the research indicate that perceived behavioral control has a positive impact on intention to share knowledge.

H1. SelfEfficacy has a positive effect on perceived behavioral control in EL system.

The findings of the research supported that Self-Efficacy has a positive impact on perceived behavioral control.

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Figure 1.2

Results of Structural Modelling Analysis

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