The relationship between uses of IT-based knowledge management andlearning organization from the viewpoints of physical education experts

Hassan Askari Kariz, Ehsan Asadolahi

Abstract


Purpose: This study aims to investigate the relationship between IT-based knowledge management and its small scales and learning organization from the viewpoints of PE experts at chosen sports offices in the city of Mashhad.

Methodology:The research included (N = 144) PE experts at offices of: Sport and Youth, Municipality and Education and Training in the city of Mashhad among whom a sample of 108 people were selected randomly using Morgan table. In the research, three standard questionnaires about knowledge management (QKM) and learning organization (DLOQ), and a questionnaire about demographic investigation into the sample were used. The current research is an applied one from the standpoint of type and aim, and is correlational descriptive from the standpoint of nature for which data were gathered though a survey. The reliability was calculated through Cronbach's alpha coefficient test which was 0.89 for the knowledge management questionnaire, and 0.97 for learning organization questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data (Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, t independent, and Pearson’s correlation coefficient).

Findings:The results showed that there are a significant relationship between IT-based knowledge management and learning organization from the viewpoints of PE experts at chosen sports offices in the city of Mashhad.(p = 0.006). IT-based knowledge management predicts learning organization. There is no significant difference between men and women experts from the standpoint of between IT-based knowledge management and learning organization.

Conclusion:According to the research’s findings regarding the relationship between IT-based knowledge management and learning organization, it seems very important to pay more attention to the training of presidents and employees and teaching the concepts of IT-based knowledge management and learning organization to them, to setting up a knowledge baseto record employees’ skills and to holding appropriate training courses to teach employees how to manage various situations, and it is recommended that sports organizations emphasize more on the above mentioned. 


Keywords


information technology (IT), knowledge management, learning organization, PE experts

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