Predictors of Employee Information Sharing Behavior using Social Media

  • Tiny Azleen Yahaya Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Khairuddin Bin Idris Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Ismi Arif Ismail Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Turiman Suandi Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Knowledge sharing behavior, Social Media, Individual Intrinsic Attitude, Mediator, Readiness for Change, Government-Linked Company


Purpose: Social media application such as Blog, Wikipedia, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace, are currently become a useful medium of communication as well as sharing information especially in an organisation. This phenomenon effected not only individual all over the world but also employees in Malaysia organisations. Thus, this study is a work-in-progress that referring to a few theories and journals to identify employee's intrinsic attitude as a predictor that contribute to information sharing behavior using social media with the readiness for change as a mediator factor.

Design/Methodology/Approach: This study based on a review of several journal and theories related to individual behavior focusing on intrinsic attitude that has significantly contribute to employees' behavior to adapt with new technologies, which is in this study, social media. 

Findings: The results shows that intention behavior, belief expectancy and attitude influence are the predictors for employees' intrinsic attitude and readiness for change comes as mediator factor that being predict to have a significant relationship with information sharing behavior using social media among the employee.  

Implications/Originality/Value: The existence of readiness for change as mediator between employee's intrinsic attitude and information sharing behavior using social media among the employee of Government-Link Company can be taken into consideration for developing a new model of information sharing behavior using social media.


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How to Cite
Yahaya, T. A., Idris, K. B., Ismail, I. A., & Suandi, T. (2017). Predictors of Employee Information Sharing Behavior using Social Media. Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies, 3(1), 139-146.