Organizational and Personality Factors Predicting Knowledge Sharing Intention among Employees of Some Selected Banks in Nigeria

  • PO Olapegba
  • A Ogungbamila
Keywords: Organisational factors, personality factors, knowledge sharing intention


This study examined the influence of organizational and personality factors on knowledge sharing intention among bank employees in Nigeria. Using the accidental sampling techniques, a total of two hundred and seven (207) employees of two commercial banks in Nigeria participated in the study. Males were 113 (54.6%), while females were 94 (45.4%). The ages of the participants ranged between 26 47 years with a mean of 33.35 years and standard deviation of 3.87. Data collection was through a battery of measures combined into a single structured questionnaire. Multiple regression was used to test the hypothesis. Findings indicated that need for achievement and need for affiliation significantly independently predicted knowledge sharing intention among bankers, whereas need for power, organizational culture and organizational trust did not. This implies that emphasis should not be placed on need for power, organizational culture, and organizational trust as these may not be the major drivers of intention to share knowledge among bank employees. However, human resource managers, recruiting officers, and agencies should develop competence in the identification of individuals high in need for achievement and need for affiliation, since they have shown to be well disposed to mutual knowledge sharing within organizations.

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