Informed by the social exchange, environmental identity, and value-belief-norm theories, this study is the first to examine the mediating and interaction mechanisms of green human resource management (HRM) practices, connectedness to nature, and conscientiousness on employees’ pro-environmental performance (P-EP) in the context of hospitality in Kazakhstan (Almaty), Central Asia. The data were collected from 220 employees of four- and five-star hotels. Reliability, construct validity, and the proposed hypotheses were tested using AMOS 26.0. The results reveal that green HRM positively affects two types of employees’ P-EP: task-related and proactive. The findings also confirm the mediating role of connectedness to nature in the relationship between green HRM and employees’ task and proactive P-EP. Furthermore, interaction analyses show that conscientiousness strengthens the impact of green HRM on employees’ proactive P-EP. The managerial takeaways of this study will help to embed and implement green philosophy and environmentally friendly practices in the hospitality industry.
Darvishmotevali, MahlaghaAlltinay, Levent
Oxford Brookes Business School
Year of publication: 2022Date of RADAR deposit: 2022-01-11