An empirical study of 'green' workplace behaviours: ability, motivation and opportunity

Rayner, Julie, and Morgan, Damian (2018) An empirical study of 'green' workplace behaviours: ability, motivation and opportunity. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 56 (1). pp. 56-78.

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Green human resource management contributes to an understanding of the role of human resource management (HRM) towards sustainability and environmental outcomes. This paper assesses employees' environmental knowledge as well as self-perceptions of ability, motivation and opportunity (AMO) to practise green behaviours by operationalising the AMO framework towards a pro-environmental agenda. The study draws on a survey sample of 394 employees from five organisations in regional Australia. Key findings show that pro-environmental AMO are positively associated with green behaviours and that these are more prevalent at home than in the workplace. Further, line managers moderate the relationship between pro-environmental AMO and green behaviour although not the relationship between environmental knowledge and green behaviour. Such benchmark measurement informs HRM policies, practices and interventions and contributes to environmental management.

Item ID: 69286
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1744-7941
Keywords: Green human resource management, Pro-environmental behaviours, Sustainability, Environmental management
Copyright Information: © 2017 Australian HR Institute
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2021 22:49
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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