Development of a scale measure for green employee workplace practices

Morgan, Damian, and Rayner, Julie (2019) Development of a scale measure for green employee workplace practices. Journal of New Business Ideas and Trends, 17 (1). pp. 1-25.

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify latent variables that explain green workplace attitudes, behaviours and practices.

Design/methodology/approach – Following a resource base view, a HRM-driven green workforce may provide competitive advantage. Workforce assessment here may take place at the employee level using environment-focussed measures including ability, motivation and opportunity (AMO). To test this proposition, a usable sample, following deletion of multivariate outliers, comprised 371 employees across three industry sectors. Participants self-reported for 26 items concerning perceptions related to environmental consciousness, organisational roles, and knowledge.

Findings/ Results - Exploratory factor analysis revealed a four factor structure explaining green workplace attitudes, behaviours and practices: environmental knowledge; environmental workplace AMO; global environmental attitudes, and; organisation and the environment.

Originality/value – The study provides a practical and parsimonious diagnostic tool to facilitate HRM-led development to engender sustainable environmental attitudes and practices within the workforce with implications for future research directions discussed.

Item ID: 69282
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1447-9184
Keywords: Green employees; work practices; scale development; sustainability; corporate social responsibility (CSR)
Copyright Information: © JNBIT
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 02:00
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3505 Human resources and industrial relations > 350503 Human resources management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1199 Other commercial services and tourism > 119999 Other commercial services and tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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