Motivational factors of pro-environmental behaviors among information technology professionals.

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Date: Aug. 2022
From: Review of Managerial Science(Vol. 16, Issue 6)
Publisher: Springer
Document Type: Report; Brief article
Length: 190 words

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Keywords: Autonomous motivation; Controlled motivation; Self determination theory; Green HRM practices; Pro-environmental behavior; Green Information technology Abstract This study explores the motivational factors that influence information technology (IT) professionals' pro-environmental behaviors (PEBs). Based on the self-determination theory (SDT), autonomous and controlled motivations were posited as determinants of PEBs. Besides, the green human resource management (GHRM) literature was integrated to examine the direct and indirect effects of GHRM practices. The hypothesized model was tested using data collected from 333 IT professionals in Malaysia. The results supported the view that autonomous motivation and GHRM practices have significant effects on PEBs. Also, GHRM was a significant moderator of the effect of autonomous motivation on PEBs. On the contrary, the hypotheses that controlled motivation has a constraining effect, and GHRM has a moderating effect on PEBs were not supported. Thus, this study extends the SDT by incorporating GHRM literature to demonstrate that IT professionals' PEBs are associated with environmental practices based on interest and value. Author Affiliation: (1) Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, 63100, Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia (a) Article History: Registration Date: 09/21/2021 Received Date: 12/17/2020 Accepted Date: 09/20/2021 Online Date: 10/01/2021 Byline:

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A710860521