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Attitudes of librarians toward knowledge sharing in university libraries in Nigeria: A case study of UNN

CI Ugwu, NA Idoko

Abstract


This study identified and analyzed knowledge sharing at the individual level among librarians. It explored how personality and situational characteristics influenced librarians knowledge-sharing. The personal traits that were considered include: self-esteem and self-efficacy, while cognitive appraisal was the situation characteristic studied. Four Hypotheses guided the study. Data were collected through a survey using questionnaire from Librarians in Nnamdi Azikiwe Library University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Results show that there is significant positive relationship between self-esteem, self-efficacy and attitudes toward knowledge sharing among the Librarians studied (r = 0.18, P< 0.05) and (r = 0.14, P < 0.05) res pectively. There is also a significant negative relationship between threat and attitudes toward knowledge sharing among Librarians (r = 0.19, P < 0.05), while there is a positive but no significant relationship between challenge and attitudes toward know ledge sharing among librarians (r 0.09, P < 0.05). The study therefore recommended reward system to the University libraries to encourage staff share knowledge and collaborate as well as inclusion of a course on knowledge management in the curriculum of library and information science (US) programme.

Key Words: Attitude, Librarians, Knowledge, Sharing, University




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