The effects of knowledge management capabilities on Research outcome and Teaching effectiveness in King Saud University

Keywords: knowledge management capabilities, Research outcome, Teaching effectiveness, King Saud University.


The aim was to investigate effects of KMC on research outcome(RO) and teaching effectiveness(TE) in KSU. The final sample consisted of 320 University staff, from Humanities Colleges. Four faculties were selectively chosen. They were Colleges of Languages and Translation, Education, Sports Science and Physical Activity and Arts. PCA was conducted to measure the relationship between the study variables. SEM was employed to determine a valid causal model. Means, standard deviations, correlation, skewness and kurtosis among variables indicated that variables were highly correlated. The results revealed that KA has significant direct effects on both RO & TE, KS has significant direct effects on both RO & TE, KU has significant direct effects on both RO & TE,TI has significant direct effects on both RO & TE, and OC has significant direct effects on both RO & TE.


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Abdullah M. Almanie, King Saud University.

Associate professor, Educational Administration College of Education, King Saud University.


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How to Cite
M. Almanie, A. (2021). The effects of knowledge management capabilities on Research outcome and Teaching effectiveness in King Saud University. Amazonia Investiga, 10(37), 101-106.