Employees Voluntary Green Behaviour: The Role of Servant Leadership and Psychological Empowerment
Keywords:Servant leadership, Psychological Empowerment, Employees Green Voluntary Behavior, Self-Determination Theory, Social Exchange Theory, Hotel and Tourism
Climate change has forced organizations to focus more on sustainable business practices, and employees' green behavior in such cases is of great importance. However, employees' green behavior is not simple and straightforward. Leadership and working environment in this regard need to be investigated. For this purpose, the present study assessed the role of servant leadership on employees’ voluntary green behavior. Furthermore, the mediating role of psychological empowerment has also been examined. Hypotheses were developed with the help of Self-determination theory and data were collected from 150 employees of the tourism and hotel industry. Empirical data confirms that servant leadership significantly fosters employees’ voluntary green behavior. Moreover, findings revealed that psychological empowerment partially mediates the link between SL-EVGB. This study has an important implication for the tourism and hotel industry that is to enhance EVGB tourism companies should use SL style. Moreover, tourism companies should empower their employees psychologically so that they work in an environment where they can take business-related decisions easily.