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Alipourdarvish Z, Dolatabadi R. Offering a model on factors affecting physicians'knowledge-sharing intention based on the theory of planned behavior in teaching hospitals affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences. jhosp. 2013; 11 (4) :35-44
URL: http://jhosp.tums.ac.ir/article-1-12-en.html

Abstract:   (5268 Views)
Background: Current paper aims at investigating factors affecting physicians'knowledge-sharing intention in teaching hospitals affiliated to Tehran University-Medical Sciences in which one of the most authentic model of behavior prediction namely planned behavior has been used as the theoretical framework of study.
Materials and Methods: The method of current study is descriptive/survey correlational type and statistical society includes physicians employed in hospitals affiliated to Tehran University-Medical Sciences.Date was collected by questionnaires and analyzed using Lisrel&SPSS software.Confirmatory factor analysis was employed to evaluate consistency,Cronbach's alpha was used to assess reliability and structural equation modeling was used to fit the model and test hypotheses.
Results: Prediction power of model for knowledge-sharing intention of physicians is(R2=0.66)The results suggested that impact of attitude on the knowledge-sharing intention is positive and significant with factor loading of(=0.87)However,influence of subjective norms and perceived behavioral control on the knowledge-sharing intention was not confirmed.Influence of subjective norms on attitude were evaluated positive and significant with factor loading of(=0.55)As a result, subjective norms affect knowledge-sharing intention through indirect mediation of attitude.All tests were significant at the level of(P0.01).
Conclusion: According to findings of this research on improvement of knowledge-sharing behavior of physicians, health authorities need to take corrective measures to enhance the attitude and subjective norms of physician.
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Received: 2012/05/9 | Accepted: 2012/08/6 | Published: 2013/10/7

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