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Green leadership and pro-environmental behaviour: a moderated mediation model with rewards, self-efficacy and training

Jaya Ahuja (School of Management, BML Munjal University, Gurgaon, India)
Mohit Yadav (O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India)
Rommel P. Sergio (Canadian University Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

International Journal of Ethics and Systems

ISSN: 2514-9369

Article publication date: 6 September 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify the association between environmental leadership (EL) and pro-environmental behaviour among the middle-level employees in iron and steel manufacturing companies. The study further emphasizes on mediation of the relationship by green rewards and green self-efficacy in EL and pro-environmental behaviour relationship, moderated by green training.

Design/methodology/approach

To find the reliability and validity of the model, confirmatory factor analysis was used. Pearson correlation was used to explore the relationship between variables. PROCESS macro of Hayes (2013) Model 14 was used to test mediation and moderated mediation.

Findings

EL influenced pro-environmental behaviour in middle-level employees. Green rewards and green self-efficacy mediated the relationship. Green training moderated the mediated relationship of green rewards and green self-efficacy between EL and pro-environmental behaviour.

Originality/value

This is a fresh contribution around EL and pro-environmental behaviour in iron and steel companies; however, there are studies available on this relationship, but the unique contribution of the study is studying EL in iron and steel companies and mediated moderated relationship by green rewards, self-efficacy and training. It is necessary for the organizations to develop environmental leaders to promote pro-environmental behaviour in employees across sectors.

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Citation

Ahuja, J., Yadav, M. and Sergio, R.P. (2022), "Green leadership and pro-environmental behaviour: a moderated mediation model with rewards, self-efficacy and training", International Journal of Ethics and Systems, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOES-02-2022-0041

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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