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The impact of trust, motivation and rewards on knowledge sharing attitudes among the secondary and higher secondary level students’: Evidence from Bangladesh

Muhammad Sabbir Rahman (Faculty of Languages and Management, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, Malaysia)
Bashir Hussain (Department of Business Administration, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 28 October 2014

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper’s aim is to inspect the influence of trust, motivation and rewards on knowledge-sharing attitudes among secondary and higher secondary students in Bangladesh.

Design/methodology/approach

A sample of 200 Bangladeshi students from secondary and higher secondary-level educational institutions in Dhaka city participated in this study. Data were analysed using exploratory factor analysis followed by confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modelling techniques.

Findings

The findings suggested that trust variables play a significant role in encouraging knowledge-sharing behaviour among the students.

Practical Implications

This research also provides a guideline to teachers and policymakers on enhancing a knowledge-sharing environment among secondary and higher secondary-level students.

Originality

This paper is a pioneer in understanding knowledge-sharing patterns among secondary and higher secondary students in a developing country such as Bangladesh.

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Citation

Sabbir Rahman, M. and Hussain, B. (2014), "The impact of trust, motivation and rewards on knowledge sharing attitudes among the secondary and higher secondary level students’: Evidence from Bangladesh", Library Review, Vol. 63 No. 8/9, pp. 637-652. https://doi.org/10.1108/LR-06-2013-0072

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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