Organisational sustainability policies and employee green behaviour: The mediating role of work climate perceptions

Norton, Thomas A., Zacher, Hannes and Ashkanasy, Neal M. (2014) Organisational sustainability policies and employee green behaviour: The mediating role of work climate perceptions. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 38 49-54. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2013.12.008


 
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Author Norton, Thomas A.
Zacher, Hannes
Ashkanasy, Neal M.
Title Organisational sustainability policies and employee green behaviour: The mediating role of work climate perceptions
Journal name Journal of Environmental Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0272-4944
1522-9610
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jenvp.2013.12.008
Open Access Status
Volume 38
Start page 49
End page 54
Total pages 6
Place of publication Camden, London, United Kingdom
Publisher Academic Press
Language eng
Subject 3202 Applied Psychology
3207 Social Psychology
Abstract Organisations are increasingly introducing sustainability policies to encourage environmentally friendly behaviours. Employees' green work climate perceptions (i.e., how they perceive their organisations' and co-workers' orientations towards environmental sustainability) may constitute psychological mechanisms that link such policies with behaviour. We present findings of a study on relationships among the perceived presence of organisational sustainability policies, green work climate perceptions and employee reports of their green behaviour (EGB). We hypothesised that green work climate perceptions mediate the positive relationship between employees' perceptions of the presence of a sustainability policy and EGB. Results based on data from 168 employees supported our hypotheses. Green work climate perceptions of the organisation and of co-workers differentially mediated the effects of the perceived presence of a sustainability policy on task-related and proactive EGB. These findings extend research on the efficacy of sustainability policies by shedding new light on the psychological mechanisms that link them with EGB.
Keyword Employee green behaviour
Environmental sustainability
Organisational sustainability
Policies
Psychological climate
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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