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Date of this Version

Winter 2021

Abstract

This study examined the psychometric properties of the Knowledge Sharing Behavior Scale (KSBS) using academicians at the University of Sargodha, Sargodha. The quantitative research design was adopted using a survey questionnaire to collect data from academicians. A 28-item KSBS was administered to 300 academicians, recruited through the convenient stratified process by visiting each department with permission. The researchers received 237 usable questionnaires indicating a response rate. The validity (e.g., construct validity, convergent validity, and discriminant validity) and reliability (e.g., internal consistency measure Cronbach Alpha) of the instrument was examined using partial least square structural equation modeling with SmartPLS. The results indicated that KSBS is not a valid measure for assessing knowledge sharing behavior in an academic context, specifically in the Pakistani environment. These results suggested the need for more investigation examining psychometric evaluation of KSBS in academic and other contexts before generalization of these results. This research would make an invaluable contribution to the existing research on knowledge sharing in general and knowledge sharing behavior in particular, as only a few such studies are available so far.

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