Effects of Sharing Information in Social Networks on the Skills of Staff and the Moderating Role of Social Networking Capabilities (Case Study: Libraries of Islamic Azad University of Tehran)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. Student of Information Science and Knowledge Department, Research Officer, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Information Science and Knowledge Department, Islamic Azad University, Babol Branch, Babol, Iran.


Objectives: At Islamic Azad University of Tehran. Based on Cochran test, a number of 132 out of 200 employees was selected as a sample. Data on sharing information on social networks were gathered by a questionnaire. Data analysis was conducted using Path analysis by the SPSS 24 and Smart Plus software at a significant level less than 0.05.
Findings:  job performance with an average of (3.794) and knowledge sharing through social networks with an average of (3.785) were satisfactory and social networking capacity (3.399) was in a near-moderate situation. Analyzing results showed that information sharing in social networks has a significant effect on employees' job performance. Moreover, the role of moderating social networking capabilities was also confirmed.
Conclusion: social networks help employees to share knowledge more easily and quickly at the organizational level and provide a way to achieve organizational goals. Therefore, specific and planned measures need be taken into account to upgrade and utilize social networking capabilities.


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