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How Does Environmentally Specific Servant Leadership Fuel Employees' Low-Carbon Behavior? The Role of Environmental Self-Accountability and Power Distance Orientation.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 03 04; 19(5)IJ

Abstract

Environmental problems caused by excessive carbon emissions are becoming increasingly prominent and have received heightened attention in recent years. Encouraging people to adopt low-carbon behavior to reduce carbon emissions is desirable. Based on social learning theory, we developed and tested a moderated mediation model to investigate when and how environmentally specific servant (ESS) leadership impacts employees' low-carbon behavior (i.e., private low-carbon behavior and public low-carbon behavior). We tested our theoretical framework with a sample of 483 subordinates and their direct supervisors working in northern China. The results indicate that ESS leadership is positively related to employees' low-carbon behavior, and that environmental self-accountability plays a mediating role in this relationship. In addition, power distance orientation strengthens the direct effects of ESS leadership on employees' environmental self-accountability and low-carbon behavior, as well as the indirect effect of ESS leadership on private low-carbon behavior via environmental self-accountability. Our findings contribute to the literature surrounding ESS leadership and low-carbon behavior, and help to promote green development and thus achieve the goals of carbon neutrality and decreasing carbon dioxide emissions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China.School of Business, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China.School of Business, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China.School of Business, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China.School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

35270716

Citation

Xia, Yuhuan, et al. "How Does Environmentally Specific Servant Leadership Fuel Employees' Low-Carbon Behavior? the Role of Environmental Self-Accountability and Power Distance Orientation." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 19, no. 5, 2022.
Xia Y, Liu Y, Han C, et al. How Does Environmentally Specific Servant Leadership Fuel Employees' Low-Carbon Behavior? The Role of Environmental Self-Accountability and Power Distance Orientation. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19(5).
Xia, Y., Liu, Y., Han, C., Gao, Y., & Lan, Y. (2022). How Does Environmentally Specific Servant Leadership Fuel Employees' Low-Carbon Behavior? The Role of Environmental Self-Accountability and Power Distance Orientation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(5). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19053025
Xia Y, et al. How Does Environmentally Specific Servant Leadership Fuel Employees' Low-Carbon Behavior? the Role of Environmental Self-Accountability and Power Distance Orientation. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 03 4;19(5) PubMed PMID: 35270716.
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TY - JOUR T1 - How Does Environmentally Specific Servant Leadership Fuel Employees' Low-Carbon Behavior? The Role of Environmental Self-Accountability and Power Distance Orientation. AU - Xia,Yuhuan, AU - Liu,Yubo, AU - Han,Changlin, AU - Gao,Yang, AU - Lan,Yuanyuan, Y1 - 2022/03/04/ PY - 2022/01/25/received PY - 2022/02/26/revised PY - 2022/03/02/accepted PY - 2022/3/10/entrez PY - 2022/3/11/pubmed PY - 2022/4/12/medline KW - carbon neutrality KW - environmental self-accountability KW - environmentally specific servant leadership KW - low-carbon behavior KW - power distance orientation KW - social learning theory JF - International journal of environmental research and public health JO - Int J Environ Res Public Health VL - 19 IS - 5 N2 - Environmental problems caused by excessive carbon emissions are becoming increasingly prominent and have received heightened attention in recent years. Encouraging people to adopt low-carbon behavior to reduce carbon emissions is desirable. Based on social learning theory, we developed and tested a moderated mediation model to investigate when and how environmentally specific servant (ESS) leadership impacts employees' low-carbon behavior (i.e., private low-carbon behavior and public low-carbon behavior). We tested our theoretical framework with a sample of 483 subordinates and their direct supervisors working in northern China. The results indicate that ESS leadership is positively related to employees' low-carbon behavior, and that environmental self-accountability plays a mediating role in this relationship. In addition, power distance orientation strengthens the direct effects of ESS leadership on employees' environmental self-accountability and low-carbon behavior, as well as the indirect effect of ESS leadership on private low-carbon behavior via environmental self-accountability. Our findings contribute to the literature surrounding ESS leadership and low-carbon behavior, and help to promote green development and thus achieve the goals of carbon neutrality and decreasing carbon dioxide emissions. SN - 1660-4601 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/35270716/How_Does_Environmentally_Specific_Servant_Leadership_Fuel_Employees'_Low_Carbon_Behavior_The_Role_of_Environmental_Self_Accountability_and_Power_Distance_Orientation_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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