Designing and testing a causal relationship model of information literacy components and organizational learning with the mediation of knowledge management in the staff of Bidboland gas refinery in Behbahan

Document Type : Original Article


1 Professor, Department of Knowledge and Information Science, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

2 Professor, Department of Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.

3 PhD. Student in Knowledge and Information Science, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran


Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the causal relationship between information literacy components and organizational learning mediated by knowledge management among men and women employees of Bidboland gas refinery in Behbahan.
Methodology: The present study is correlational, of path analysis type with structural equations (SEM). The statistical population of the study is all formal and contractual employees of Bidboland gas refinery in Behbahan city in 2019. to determine the sample size, the number of paths tested in the model was used as a criterion; according to Klein (2011, p. 12) between 10 to 20 people can be selected for each path. For this purpose, 15 people were selected for each path. Finally, the number of people in the statistical population was determined to be 188 using
random sampling. Data collection tools were Bigdley Information Literacy Scale (2017), Lawson Knowledge Management Questionnaire (2003), and Nife Organizational Learning (2001). Different preliminary analysis (mean, standard deviation, minimum, and maximum score) was used to analyze the data. The skewness and elongation test, as well as the correlation coefficient, were used to normalize the data. The suitability of the proposed model was assessed through the structural equation model with Emus software version 23. To determine the fit of the proposed model with a combination of data, the following fit indices were used: chi-square (c2), relative chi-square (df/c2), good fit index (GFI), adjusted good fit index (AGFI), index Adaptive fit (CFI), incremental fit index (IFI) and root mean index of mean squared error (RMSEA) and bootstrap method were used to test the mediating effects.
Results: The values of fit indicators related to the proposed research model showed that most fit indicators are acceptable and to a large extent acceptable. Regarding the direct effect hypotheses, the findings showed that information literacy components have a direct and positive effect on knowledge management and these components explain 40% of knowledge management. Also, the findings showed that information literacy and organizational learning components has a direct and positive relationship and knowledge management has a direct and positive relationship with organizational learning and knowledge management explains 61% of organizational learning. The results of the bootstrap test regarding the indirect hypothesis showed that information literacy through knowledge management has an indirect and positive effect on the organizational learning of the employees of Bidboland gas refinery in Behbahan city.
Conclusion: In general, according to the findings of the present study, it can be argued that information literacy is considered as a tool of empowerment in today's information society that is correlated with knowledge management, ie empowerment of people with information literacy skills in creating appropriate knowledge management in organizations and organizational learning. It has a positive effect. Therefore, it is necessary for Behbahan Bidboland Gas Refinery to achieve its organizational goals by holding training workshops to raise the level of information literacy skills of its employees to improve the organizational learning of individuals and knowledge management in line with organizational goals.


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