The Moderating Effect of Transformational Leadership on Relationship between Organizational Silence and Knowledge Transfer among Librarians in Federal Universities in Southern Nigeria

Sunday Olanrewaju Popoola

Abstract


This study was designed to investigate the mediating effect of transformational leadership on the relationship between organizational silence and knowledge transfer among librarians in federal universities in southern Nigeria. The questionnaire was used to collect data from a population of 250 librarians, out of which 240 responded, yielding a response rate of 96 percent. The study found a significant positive correlation between transformational leadership and knowledge transfer of the respondents. Organizational silence has a significant negative correlation with the respondents, and organizational silence has a significant negative correlation with transformational leadership. Nevertheless, the study revealed that transformational leadership has a significant positive effect on knowledge transfer. Also, organizational silence has a significant negative effect on the knowledge transfer of the respondents. More importantly, transformational leadership has a significant moderating effect on the relationship between the respondents' organizational silence and knowledge transfer. It was recommended that the university librarians should adopt a transformational leadership style to facilitate knowledge transfer. The administrators and library managers in the federal university in southern Nigeria should reduce or eliminate organizational silence to promote knowledge transfer among the respondents.

https://dorl.net/dor/20.1001.1.20088302.2021.19.2.6.4


Keywords


Transformational leadership, Organisational silence, Knowledge transfer, University librarians

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