Assessment of Knowledge Sharing Behaviours of Postgraduate Students in Selected Nigerian Universities

Opeke O. Rosaline, Opele Jacob Kehinde


This study assessed the knowledge sharing behaviours of postgraduate students in selected Nigerian Universities. The study focused of knowledge sharing practices of postgraduate students, media of knowledge sharing, commonly shared knowledge and factors that influences postgraduate students’ knowledge sharing behaviours. The study employed a descriptive survey design which involved the design of questionnaire which was validated by means of Cronbach’s coefficient alpha of (0.70). The questionnaires were administered on (503) postgraduate students who were either on course work or thesis as at the time of the study. The analysis of data revealed that (55.6%) of the postgraduate students’ preferred face-to-face knowledge sharing to other media. The analysis further showed that knowledge in the areas of individual studies was the most commonly shared knowledge among the majority (92.8%). The study further revealed that of the three identified factors (individual, institution and technology factors) influencing knowledge sharing among the postgraduate students, only individual factor (? = .085, p < 0.05) was shown to significantly influenced students’ knowledge sharing bahaviours. The results of the study suggested that the university policy makers have a duty to encourage a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration among her students particularly Masters (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) students for sustainable postgraduate training and development.

Keywords: Knowledge Sharing, media, Postgraduate Students, learning, University, Nigeria, .

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