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How Does Leader’s Support for Environment Promote Organizational Citizenship Behaviour for Environment? A Multi-Theory Perspective

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School of Management, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
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Department of Business Management, Faculty of Management Studies, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya 70140, Sri Lanka
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School of Business and Economics, University of Management and Technology, Lahore 54770, Pakistan
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Department of Organization and Human Resource Management, University of Ghana Business School, Accra, Ghana
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Sustainability 2018, 10(1), 271; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su10010271
Received: 19 December 2017 / Revised: 13 January 2018 / Accepted: 17 January 2018 / Published: 21 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Economic and Business Aspects of Sustainability)
Organizational citizenship behaviour for environment of employees is indispensable in realizing environmental sustainability goals of organizations. However, in the growing literature of employee green behaviour at work, scant attention has been paid on the impact of leader’s specific support for environment, and the mechanisms through which it impacts organizational citizenship behaviour for environment. Drawing upon social exchange theory, self-determination theory and theory of normative conduct, we tested the impact of leader’s support for environment, autonomous motivation for environment and perceived group’s green climate on organizational citizenship behaviour for environment in an integrated model. The sample included 313 executive level employees of green implemented textile and apparel manufacturing factories in Sri Lanka. The results of structural equation modelling showed a direct positive impact of leader’s support for environment on organizational citizenship behaviour for environment. Further, autonomous motivation for environment and perceived group’s green climate were found to be partial mediators between leader’s support for environment and organizational citizenship behaviour for environment. We discussed the theoretical implications for sustainability literature and the managerial implications for organizational practitioners in promoting organizational citizenship behaviour for environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: autonomous motivation for environment; employee green behaviour; leader’s support for environment; organizational citizenship behaviour for environment; perceived group’s green climate autonomous motivation for environment; employee green behaviour; leader’s support for environment; organizational citizenship behaviour for environment; perceived group’s green climate
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Priyankara, H.P.R.; Luo, F.; Saeed, A.; Nubuor, S.A.; Jayasuriya, M.P.F. How Does Leader’s Support for Environment Promote Organizational Citizenship Behaviour for Environment? A Multi-Theory Perspective. Sustainability 2018, 10, 271. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su10010271

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Priyankara HPR, Luo F, Saeed A, Nubuor SA, Jayasuriya MPF. How Does Leader’s Support for Environment Promote Organizational Citizenship Behaviour for Environment? A Multi-Theory Perspective. Sustainability. 2018; 10(1):271. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su10010271

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Priyankara, Hewawasam P.R., Fan Luo, Amer Saeed, Saviour A. Nubuor, and Mahabaduge P.F. Jayasuriya 2018. "How Does Leader’s Support for Environment Promote Organizational Citizenship Behaviour for Environment? A Multi-Theory Perspective" Sustainability 10, no. 1: 271. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su10010271

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