The Factor Analysis of Knowledge Management Process for Public University Lecturers in Bangkok
- Factor analysis, Knowledge management, The elements of knowledge management, Knowledge management process, University lecturers, Public university in Bangkok.
The objective of this research was to study the factor analysis of the knowledge management process for public university lecturers in Bangkok. The sample was 650 lecturers working in Government universities in Bangkok. The instrument used for data collection was 5 rating scales questionnaire eliciting data concerning knowledge management process of these university lecturers. The reliability of the instrument, calculated by Cronbach Alpha Coefficient is 0.95. The data analysis by using exploratory factor analysis by orthogonal rotation with the varimax method was used to extract factors. Findings: There was the knowledge management process of university lecturers ten components, described by 85 items. Loading factors ranged from .40 to .77 and they accounted for 68.77 percent of the total variance. The factors name were: (1) tacit knowledge acquisition; (2) discovery knowledge; (3) capture knowledge; (4) knowledge creating; (5) knowledge creation from research; (6) management knowledge storage; (7) knowledge storage and access; (8) knowledge sharing; (9) knowledge transfer and dissemination; and (10) learning.