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KNOWLEDGE SHARING BEHAVIOUR AMONG STUDENTS IN FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ZARIA, KADUNA STATE

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Apr 9, 2020 No Comments ›› OpenBook

ABSTRACT

The objective of this study is to analyze the knowledge sharing behavior of students in Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State. Other specific objective are to examine the sources, purpose and channels of knowledge sharing among students as well as the attitude of students, motivational factors to and barriers against knowledge sharing amongst students understudied. Related literatures were reviewed. The descriptive survey design was adopted. The population of the study comprised of 45,000 students, while the random sampling techniques was used to draw up a sample size of 250. The questionnaire was the major instrument for data collection. The data were analyzed using the simple percentage and frequency count tables. Finding showed that sources of knowledge sharing among these category of students studied are the internet, classmates, library, course instructors and friends outside the college. Also, motivating factors to knowledge sharing are: learning from themselves and helping others; it was also revealed that preferred channels of knowledge sharing among students are face-to-face interaction, online, telephone interactions and online messages. It was discovered that barriers’ to knowledge sharing are lack of knowledge sharing culture, lack of depth of relationship amongst students and fear of being surpassed by their colleagues. Conclusion was drawn and recommendations made.

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