Epistemic motivation and knowledge contribution behaviors in wiki teams: A cross-level moderation model

Xiaojie Zhang, Yulin Fang, Wei He, Yixiang Zhang

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Abstract

Prior research on how to facilitate individuals' participation in wiki knowledge contribution generally pays little attention to the differentiation of knowledge contributions and the embeddedness of individual team members in team context. This paper examines how an individual's epistemic motivation and team task reflexivity interact to jointly influence adding, deleting and revising behaviors in distinct ways. Empirical data of 166 university students in 51 teams support our hypotheses. Individuals' adding, deleting and revising behaviors on wikis are influenced differently by the interactive effect of individual epistemic motivation and team task reflexivity. First, the positive relationship between epistemic motivation and adding behaviors is stronger when the team's task reflexivity is high. Second, the epistemic motivation stimulates deleting behaviors only when team task reflexivity is high. Third, epistemic motivation is significantly associated with more revising behaviors no matter the level of task reflexivity is high or low.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9789860491029
StatePublished - 2016
Event20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Chiayi, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jun 27 2016Jul 1 2016

Publication series

NamePacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityChiayi
Period06/27/1607/1/16

Keywords

  • Adding/deleting/revising behavior
  • Cross-level
  • Epistemic motivation
  • Team task reflexivity
  • Wiki

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