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Knowledge sharing behaviour and demographic variables amongst secondary school teachers in and around Gaborone, Botswana

Isaac C. Mogotsi, J.A. (Hans) Boon, Lizelle Fletcher

SA Journal of Information Management; Vol 13, No 1 (2011), 6 pages. doi: 10.4102/sajim.v13i1.420

Submitted: 25 May 2010
Published:  25 November 2011


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between knowledge sharing behaviour and the demographic variables gender, age, organisational tenure and professional tenure. Following a correlational survey approach, the study sourced its data from senior secondary school teachers in and around Gaborone, Botswana. Knowledge sharing behaviour was measured using an instrument sourced from the extant literature. No statistically significant relationship was detected between knowledge sharing behaviour and gender, age, or professional tenure. Only organisational tenure weakly negatively correlated with knowledge sharing behaviour. Thus, according to these findings, demographic variables do not appear to be important determinants of knowledge sharing behaviour.

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Isaac C. Mogotsi, University of Pretoria University of Botswana, South Africa
J.A. (Hans) Boon, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Lizelle Fletcher, University of Pretoria, South Africa


Knowledge sharing behaviour; organizational citizenship behaviour; gender; age; organizational tenure; professional tenure


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