Influence of green transformational leadership on the workplace pro-environment behavior A case study of a large energy company in Thailand

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Patarawadee Tongsoongnern
Wing Shing Lee


Today, environmental problems are worsening, greenhouse gas emissions are increasing, and natural resources are depleting. Solving these problems requires the efforts of everyone in the organization. This study aims to analyze the impact of green transformational leadership on pro-environmental behavior in the workplace. Specifically, the main hypothesis is that green transformational leadership positively influences workplace pro-environment behavior. Two other pathways are also proposed. The relationship can be mediated through green mindfulness and green self-efficacy. The method used in this study is a questionnaire, and data were collected from 163 respondents who work for the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand. An integrated model containing the hypothesized structure was then tested with structural equation modeling. The results showed that green transformational leadership positively impacted workplace pro-environment behaviors and that this relationship was mediated by green mindfulness. However, green self-efficacy did not mediate between green transformational leadership and workplace pro-environment behavior as there was no relationship between self-efficacy and workplace pro-environment behavior. Rather, green self-efficacy influences workplace pro-environment behavior through green mindfulness. The revised model provides some practical implications for corporations that intend to promote workplace pro-environment behavior. First, green transformational leadership serves as an important factor as it has both direct and indirect impacts on workplace pro-environment behavior. Second, green mindfulness is an important mediator for two indirect effects upon workplace pro-environment behavior. These two factors are key in motivating staff members to work environmentally.

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