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Supervisor support and pro-environmental behavior: the mediating role of LMX

Panagiotis Gkorezis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece)

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Article publication date: 15 June 2015

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to elucidate the mediating mechanisms of the relationship between supervisor support and pro-environmental behavior. To this end, the quality of the dyadic exchanges between supervisor and subordinates was used.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from two different samples. In order to test the present hypotheses hierarchical regression and bootstrapping analysis were conducted.

Findings

In congruence with the hypotheses, the results showed that leader-member exchange (LMX) served as a mediator in the relationship between supervisor support and pro-environmental behavior.

Research limitations/implications

Data were drawn using a cross-sectional design. As a result, it is precarious to assess causality among the constructs. Furthermore, both studies collected data from a single source, namely employees, and this may inflate the present relationships due to common method bias.

Originality/value

To the best of author’s knowledge, no prior empirical study has examined the pivotal role of LMX in affecting employees’ pro-environmental behavior.

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Citation

Gkorezis, P. (2015), "Supervisor support and pro-environmental behavior: the mediating role of LMX", Management Decision, Vol. 53 No. 5, pp. 1045-1060. https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-06-2014-0370

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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