The Effect of Antecedents of Organizational Citizenship Behavior on Knowledge Contribution in Online Communities

온라인 커뮤니티에서 조직시민행동의 영향요인이 지식공헌에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2009.02.11
  • Accepted : 2009.05.13
  • Published : 2009.06.01


This study addresses the following questions : how does organization citizenship behavior(OCB) affect knowledge contribution in online communities? does the antecedents of OCB, cohesiveness and affection similarity, influence knowledge contribution in online communities? In order to test our hypotheses with an empirical study, we have conducted a survey which resulted in 192 valid response in the final sample. The PLS analysis results indicate that OCB affects knowledge contribution and coherence and affection similarity of online community users have influence on OCB. Further, knowledge contribution is influenced by community users' affection similarity. Practical implications of these findings and future research implications are also discussed.