Towards Examining the Link Between Green HRM Practices and Employee Green in-Role Behavior: Spiritual Leadership as a Moderator.Psychol Res Behav Manag. 2023; 16:383-396.PR
Grounding on the supplies-values fit theory, this study examines the effect of green HRM practices on an employee's in-role green behavior after the Covid-19 pandemic. Moreover, this study examined the mediating role of psychological green climate between green HRM practices and in-role green behaviour. In addition, we studied that spiritual leadership as a buffering mechanism strengthens the relation between psychological green climate and employee in-role behavior.
The paths were examined using hierarchical multiple regression and for moderation mediation, we used PROCESS Hayes (2003) to evaluate the data collected from 374 Chinese MNCs employees.
The findings indicate that green HRM practices have a positive effect on employees' in-role green behaviour. In addition, psychological green climate mediates the relation between green HRM practices and employee in-role green behavior. Spiritual leadership influences the strength of the moderated mediated path between green HRM practices and employee in-role green behavior (through a psychological green environment).
The most apparent manifestation of green HRM practices is the integration of environmental concerns into traditional HRM processes after Covid-19 pandemic, including hiring, training, evaluating performance, and distributing pay and benefits. These green-focused management initiatives are more likely to result in employees acting greenly.