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Voluntary Engagement in an Open Web-Based Encyclopedia: Wikipedians and Why They Do It
Abstract The online encyclopedia Wikipedia is a higThe online encyclopedia Wikipedia is a highly successful “open content” project, written and maintained completely by volunteers. Little is known, however, about the motivation of these volunteers. Results from an online survey among 106 contributors to the German Wikipedia project are presented. Both motives derived from social sciences (perceived benefits, identification with Wikipedia, etc.) as well as perceived task characteristics (autonomy, skill variety, etc.) were assessed as potential predictors of contributors' satisfaction and self-reported engagement. Satisfaction ratings were particularly determined by perceived benefits, identification with the Wikipedia community, and task characteristics. Engagement was particularly determined by high tolerance for opportunity costs and by task characteristics, the latter effect being partially mediated by intrinsic motivation. Relevant task characteristics for contributors' engagement and satisfaction were perceived autonomy, task significance, skill variety, and feedback. Models from social sciences and work psychology complemented each other by suggesting that favorable task experiences might counter perceived opportunity costs in Wikipedia contributors. Moreover, additional data reported by Wikipedia authors indicate the importance of generativity motives.te the importance of generativity motives.
Abstractsub The online encyclopedia Wikipedia is a higThe online encyclopedia Wikipedia is a highly successful “open content” project, written and maintained completely by volunteers. Little is known, however, about the motivation of these volunteers. Results from an online survey among 106 contributors to the German Wikipedia project are presented. Both motives derived from social sciences (perceived benefits, identification with Wikipedia, etc.) as well as perceived task characteristics (autonomy, skill variety, etc.) were assessed as potential predictors of contributors' satisfaction and self-reported engagement. Satisfaction ratings were particularly determined by perceived benefits, identification with the Wikipedia community, and task characteristics. Engagement was particularly determined by high tolerance for opportunity costs and by task characteristics, the latter effect being partially mediated by intrinsic motivation. Relevant task characteristics for contributors' engagement and satisfaction were perceived autonomy, task significance, skill variety, and feedback. Models from social sciences and work psychology complemented each other by suggesting that favorable task experiences might counter perceived opportunity costs in Wikipedia contributors. Moreover, additional data reported by Wikipedia authors indicate the importance of generativity motives.te the importance of generativity motives.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1080/15213260802669466  +
Has author Joachim Schroer + , Guido Hertel +
Has extra keyword Motivation +
Has paywall mirror http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15213260802669466  +
Has remote mirror http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.86.2761&rep=rep1&type=pdf  +
Issue 1  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 2  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 96-120  +
Title Voluntary Engagement in an Open Web-Based Encyclopedia: Wikipedians and Why They Do It +
Type journal article  +
Volume 12  +
Year 2009 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 18 March 2012 11:43:00  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 18 March 2012 11:43:00  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2009  +
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