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International Journal of Business Studies and Innovation
ISSN:2737-5331
Frequency: Quarterly Published by lIKll


Open Access Research Paper
 IJBSI 2022/06
Vol.2, Iss.2 : 43-58
https://doi.org/10.35745/ijbsi2022v02.02.0006

Impact of Gamification on Knowledge Sharing _ The Mediating Role of Self-Determination


Mengchen Ma1, Xiaokang Zhao1* and Huali Shen2

1Glorious Sun School of Business &Management, Donghua University, China
2Jiangxi Province Resource-exhausted City Transformation and Development Soft Science Research Base, Pingxiang University, China

Received:May 18, 2022; Revised:June 01, 2022; Accepted:June 18, 2022; Published:June 30, 2022
Abstract:
With the development of social Q&A communities, many communities were facing the dilemma of user loss and insufficient knowledge sharing. Gamification was a design paradigm that promoted user knowledge sharing, and its promotion mechanism was also worth studying. Taking Zhihu as an example, based on discussing the relationship between gamification and knowledge sharing, which included knowledge-seeking and knowledge-contribution, this paper further discusses the mediating role of self-determination in the relationship between them. The research used hierarchical regression as the research method. The results of this research demonstrated that the interaction of gamification traits (immersion, fulfillment, and socially relevant traits) has a significant positive effect on self-determination. All have significant positive effects on knowledge-seeking behavior and knowledge-contribution behavior. Self-determination has a significant positive impact on knowledge-seeking behavior and knowledge-contribution behavior. Self-determination was fully mediated between immersion-related gamification, social-related gamification, achievement-related gamification, and knowledge-seeking behavior. Self-determination was partially mediated between immersion-related gamification, social-related gamification, achievement-related gamification, and knowledge-contribution behavior. The research presented that was a new research model to explore the effect of gamification on knowledge sharing. In addition, there also demonstrated that improving the game level of the knowledge-sharing platform was an effective way to improve knowledge-seeking behavior and knowledge-contribution behavior.

Keywords:  Gamification, Knowledge Contribution, Knowledge Collection, Self-Determination, S-O-R Model

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*Corresponding author; e-mail: zxk@dhu.edu.cn


Citation:Ma, M., & Zhao, X., & Shen, H.(2022). Impact of Gamification on Knowledge Sharing _ The Mediating Role of Self-Determination. International Journal of Business Studies and Innovation, 2(2), 43-58. https://doi.org/10.35745/ijbsi2022v02.02.0006

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