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ERIC Number: EJ1088661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
Knowledge Hiding in Academia: Is Personality a Key Factor?
Demirkasimoglu, Nihan
International Journal of Higher Education, v5 n1 p128-140 2016
The purpose of this paper was to analyze the knowledge hiding types of academicians and its relationship between personality traits. It was designed as a quantitative study. Data was gathered from 386 research assistants and assistant professors from Turkish universities. Knowledge hiding scale developed by Connelly, Zweig, Webster and Trougakos (2012) was adapted to Turkish by the author and personality traits were assessed by the Turkish version (Kranci, Dirik and Yorulmaz, 2007) of Eysenck's scale (Francis, Laurence, and Philipchalk, 1992). Results suggested that knowledge hiding behavior is not a prevalent phenomenon in academia. Academicians relatively highest knowledge hiding behaviors were related to "rationalized hiding" followed by "evasive hiding" and "playing dumb". Academicians "play dumb" to their superiors whereas they act "rationalized hiding" to co-workers. Extroversion was positively correlated with playing dumb while neuroticism had a negative correlation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Eysenck Personality Inventory
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