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Exploring the impact of green HRM practices on pro-environmental behavior via interplay of organization citizenship behavior

  • Received: 30 May 2022 Revised: 30 June 2022 Accepted: 05 July 2022 Published: 13 July 2022
  • JEL Codes: M10, M19

  • Using Green human resource management practices (HRMPs) as a multi-component construct, this study investigated the influence of bundle of Green HRMPs on pro-environmental behavior (Pro-EB) and organizational citizenship behavior towards the environment (OCBE), and examined the mediating effect of OCBE as a psychological mechanism that defines Green HRMPs and Pro-EB relationships. Data were obtained using self-administered questionnaires from a sample of 247 full-time academics working in public sector higher education institutions of Pakistan. The hypotheses were verified using partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM). The results revealed that Green HRMPs bundle had a significant and positive effect on both Pro-EB and OCBE, and OCBE, in return, had a positive relationship with Pro-EB. It was further revealed that OCBE positively mediated the association between Green HRMPs bundles and Pro-EB. The originality of the study lies in conceptualizing Green HRMPs bundles as a multi-component construct and examining the relationships between Green HRMPs bundle, OCBE, and Pro-EB in the context of Pakistan's higher education institutions. Besides, exploring OCBE as a mediator between Green HRMPs bundles and Pro-EB is one of the novel contributions of this study. This study helps management and practitioners in developing Green strategies that can promote Green and Pro-EB among academics/faculty members.

    Citation: Abdul Samad Kakar, Mrestyal Khan. Exploring the impact of green HRM practices on pro-environmental behavior via interplay of organization citizenship behavior[J]. Green Finance, 2022, 4(3): 274-294. doi: 10.3934/GF.2022013

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  • Using Green human resource management practices (HRMPs) as a multi-component construct, this study investigated the influence of bundle of Green HRMPs on pro-environmental behavior (Pro-EB) and organizational citizenship behavior towards the environment (OCBE), and examined the mediating effect of OCBE as a psychological mechanism that defines Green HRMPs and Pro-EB relationships. Data were obtained using self-administered questionnaires from a sample of 247 full-time academics working in public sector higher education institutions of Pakistan. The hypotheses were verified using partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM). The results revealed that Green HRMPs bundle had a significant and positive effect on both Pro-EB and OCBE, and OCBE, in return, had a positive relationship with Pro-EB. It was further revealed that OCBE positively mediated the association between Green HRMPs bundles and Pro-EB. The originality of the study lies in conceptualizing Green HRMPs bundles as a multi-component construct and examining the relationships between Green HRMPs bundle, OCBE, and Pro-EB in the context of Pakistan's higher education institutions. Besides, exploring OCBE as a mediator between Green HRMPs bundles and Pro-EB is one of the novel contributions of this study. This study helps management and practitioners in developing Green strategies that can promote Green and Pro-EB among academics/faculty members.



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