Year 2018, Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 405 - 411 2018-06-29

Effects personality disparities: A look at academic knowledge acquisition activities in Malaysia

Siti Nur Shahira Dahari [1] , Rosalie Hall [2]

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Potential effects of the Big Five personality traits of openness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, agreeableness and extraversion on academic Knowledge Acquisition activities and productivity were investigated in this study by utilising a large sample of academics from a Malaysian Public University. It contributes theoretically and empirically by demonstrating several effects of the Big Five on academic outcomes related to Knowledge Acquisition activities. The study also has practical significance based on its implications for university faculty members, providing suggestions for better understanding of how they might increase their success at Knowledge Acquisition activities. A quantitative method was used, resulting in useable data from N = 985 respondents. Following descriptive analysis, hypotheses testing were conducted using a structural equation modelling approach. When all five personality traits were considered together, only openness, extraversion and agreeableness significantly predicted KA. Further recommendations were made for this study by adding different theory such as Theory of Planned Behaviour, motivation or user satisfaction components relationships for expanding further research. 
Knowledge Acquisition, Big Five Personality trait, Academic scholarly activities
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Makaleler
Authors

Author: Siti Nur Shahira Dahari (Primary Author)
Institution: DURHAM UNIVERSITY UNITED KINGDOM
Country: United Kingdom


Author: Rosalie Hall
Institution: DURHAM UNIVERSITY
Country: United Kingdom


Dates

Publication Date: June 29, 2018

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APA Dahari, S , Hall, R . (2018). Effects personality disparities: A look at academic knowledge acquisition activities in Malaysia. International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research, 4 (2), 405-411. DOI: 10.24289/ijsser.428410
MLA Dahari, S , Hall, R . "Effects personality disparities: A look at academic knowledge acquisition activities in Malaysia". International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research 4 (2018): 405-411 <http://dergipark.org.tr/ijsser/issue/36972/428410>
Chicago Dahari, S , Hall, R . "Effects personality disparities: A look at academic knowledge acquisition activities in Malaysia". International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research 4 (2018): 405-411
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ISNAD Dahari, Siti Nur Shahira , Hall, Rosalie . "Effects personality disparities: A look at academic knowledge acquisition activities in Malaysia". International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research 4 / 2 (June 2018): 405-411. https://doi.org/10.24289/ijsser.428410
AMA Dahari S , Hall R . Effects personality disparities: A look at academic knowledge acquisition activities in Malaysia. International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research. 2018; 4(2): 405-411.
Vancouver Dahari S , Hall R . Effects personality disparities: A look at academic knowledge acquisition activities in Malaysia. International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research. 2018; 4(2): 411-405.