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How does responsible leadership affect employees' voluntary workplace green behaviors? A multilevel dual process model of voluntary workplace green behaviors.
J Environ Manage. 2021 Oct 15; 296:113205.JE

Abstract

This study aims to explore how to encourage employees to engage in voluntary workplace green behavior. Drawing upon social identity and social information processing theories, we theorized and tested a multilevel model in which responsible leadership triggers employee voluntary workplace green behavior by fostering organizational identification and a green work climate. Additionally, we distinguished these two critical processes by introducing employees' green values as a moderator. A multilevel, multisource study collected from 299 employees and 71 supervisors generally supported our predictions. Specifically, responsible leadership was a significant predictor of voluntary workplace green behavior. Moreover, employees' green values strengthened the organizational identification mechanism and attenuated the green work climate process in the relationship between responsible leadership and voluntary workplace green behavior. The findings and the theoretical underpinning of our study shed a new light on the green work climate, identity, and values in a responsible way shape the voluntary green behaviors among organizational actors and provide practical implications for leaders determined to improve environmental sustainability in organizations.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Management, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China. Electronic address: zhangjunwei_1125@126.com.Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK. Electronic address: Shajara.ul-durar@ntu.ac.uk.Department of Management & HR, NUST Business School, National University of Sciences & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. Electronic address: naseer.akhtar@nbs.nust.edu.pk.School of Business Administration, Guizhou University of Finance and Economics, Guiyang, China. Electronic address: zhangyajun@mail.gufe.edu.cn.School of Business Administration, Guizhou University of Finance and Economics, Guiyang, China. Electronic address: lulu@mail.gufe.edu.cn.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

34246027

Citation

Zhang, Junwei, et al. "How Does Responsible Leadership Affect Employees' Voluntary Workplace Green Behaviors? a Multilevel Dual Process Model of Voluntary Workplace Green Behaviors." Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 296, 2021, p. 113205.
Zhang J, Ul-Durar S, Akhtar MN, et al. How does responsible leadership affect employees' voluntary workplace green behaviors? A multilevel dual process model of voluntary workplace green behaviors. J Environ Manage. 2021;296:113205.
Zhang, J., Ul-Durar, S., Akhtar, M. N., Zhang, Y., & Lu, L. (2021). How does responsible leadership affect employees' voluntary workplace green behaviors? A multilevel dual process model of voluntary workplace green behaviors. Journal of Environmental Management, 296, 113205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113205
Zhang J, et al. How Does Responsible Leadership Affect Employees' Voluntary Workplace Green Behaviors? a Multilevel Dual Process Model of Voluntary Workplace Green Behaviors. J Environ Manage. 2021 Oct 15;296:113205. PubMed PMID: 34246027.
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TY - JOUR T1 - How does responsible leadership affect employees' voluntary workplace green behaviors? A multilevel dual process model of voluntary workplace green behaviors. AU - Zhang,Junwei, AU - Ul-Durar,Shajara, AU - Akhtar,Muhammad Naseer, AU - Zhang,Yajun, AU - Lu,Lu, Y1 - 2021/07/09/ PY - 2021/03/09/received PY - 2021/06/27/revised PY - 2021/06/30/accepted PY - 2021/7/11/pubmed PY - 2021/8/18/medline PY - 2021/7/10/entrez KW - Green values KW - Green work climate KW - Organizational identification KW - Responsible leadership KW - Voluntary workplace green behavior SP - 113205 EP - 113205 JF - Journal of environmental management JO - J Environ Manage VL - 296 N2 - This study aims to explore how to encourage employees to engage in voluntary workplace green behavior. Drawing upon social identity and social information processing theories, we theorized and tested a multilevel model in which responsible leadership triggers employee voluntary workplace green behavior by fostering organizational identification and a green work climate. Additionally, we distinguished these two critical processes by introducing employees' green values as a moderator. A multilevel, multisource study collected from 299 employees and 71 supervisors generally supported our predictions. Specifically, responsible leadership was a significant predictor of voluntary workplace green behavior. Moreover, employees' green values strengthened the organizational identification mechanism and attenuated the green work climate process in the relationship between responsible leadership and voluntary workplace green behavior. The findings and the theoretical underpinning of our study shed a new light on the green work climate, identity, and values in a responsible way shape the voluntary green behaviors among organizational actors and provide practical implications for leaders determined to improve environmental sustainability in organizations. SN - 1095-8630 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/34246027/How_does_responsible_leadership_affect_employees'_voluntary_workplace_green_behaviors_A_multilevel_dual_process_model_of_voluntary_workplace_green_behaviors_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -