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dc.contributor.authorWeinberg, Frankie Jason
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:58:09Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:58:09Z
dc.date.issued2010-08
dc.identifier.otherweinberg_frankie_j_201008_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/weinberg_frankie_j_201008_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26820
dc.description.abstractThis study proposes and tests two social-constructivist, knowledge-based models through which organization members’ personal epistemological beliefs about knowledge and learning promote organizational knowledge sharing behaviors in teams and mentoring relationships. First, beliefs held by team members are argued to influence these individuals’ knowledge sharing behaviors in their respective group, ultimately impacting group-level knowledge sharing outcomes in the forms of transactive memory systems and group learning. Second, beliefs held by mentors are expected to impact the degrees of vocational and psychosocial mentoring they provide to their protégés. The member’s perception of psychological safety is expected to moderate the relationships in both of these models. Results reveal that the epistemological beliefs of full-time working adults do not appear to converge on the expected five dimensions, and rather a construct of individuals’ beliefs regarding the effort associated with knowledge and learning processes emerged. Subsequent analysis reveals that organization members’ effort-oriented beliefs impact the amount of psychosocial support they provide as mentors and that the mentor’s perception of psychological safety acts to moderate this relationship in the direction predicted. However, members’ levels of vocational mentoring and the degree of knowledge sharing in which they engage in their work groups do not appear to reflect their effort-oriented beliefs. Constraints upon the study are discussed, and implications for future research and for practice are suggested.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectEpistemological Beliefs
dc.subjectTeams
dc.subjectGroups
dc.subjectWorkgroups
dc.subjectMentoring
dc.subjectMentor
dc.subjectMentor-Centric
dc.subjectPsychological Safety
dc.subjectTransactive Memory
dc.subjectGroup Learning
dc.subjectEffort
dc.subjectStructural Equation Modeling
dc.subjectMultilevel
dc.titleEpistemological beliefs in the workplace
dc.title.alternativethe impact of personal beliefs on knowledge sharing outcomes
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentManagement
dc.description.majorBusiness Administration
dc.description.advisorMelenie Lankau
dc.description.committeeMelenie Lankau
dc.description.committeeRobert Vandenberg
dc.description.committeeLaura Little
dc.description.committeeJodi P. Holschuh


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