Mindfulness at the workplace: an approach to promote employees pro-environmental behaviour

Kumar, Sachin, Panda, Tapan Kumar and Pandey, Krishan Kumar (2021) Mindfulness at the workplace: an approach to promote employees pro-environmental behaviour. Journal of Indian Business Research, 13 (4). pp. 483-502. ISSN 17554195

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Purpose: This study aims to examine the relationship between employees’ mindfulness and pro-environmental behaviour, along with the mediating role of self-transcendent values, at the workplace.

Design/methodology/approach: The study uses online data collected from 381 respondents employed in different industries across India. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to check the construct’s validity and reliability and Pearson correlation was used to examine the relationship between the variables. Moreover, the PROCESS macro of Hayes (2017) was used to examine the mediation.

Findings: Employees’ mindfulness was found to be positively associated with voluntary pro-environmental behaviour at the workplace, and the mediation analysis specifies that a self-transcendent value partially mediates this relationship.

Research limitations/implications: This study tested and extends the S-ART model and Schwartz value theory in the context of employees’ pro-environment behaviours at the workplace.

Practical implications: The results could be encouraging and helpful for top management and organizational change champions in strategizing and effective implementation of mindfulness programmes that would encourage and enhance employees’ voluntary participation in environment-friendly activities at their workplace.

Originality/value: Despite the decisive role of employees in organisations’ environmental sustainability programmes’ success, the availability of scant literature has led researchers to call for more studies. The present study is timely and could be the first to examine the role of employees’ mindfulness and self-transcendent values in influencing employees’ engagement in environmental-friendly behaviours at the workplace.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Mindfulness | OCBE | Organisational citizenship behaviour for the environment | Self-transcendent values | Voluntary pro-environmental behaviour | Workplace sustainability
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > Human Resource Management
Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > Organizational Behaviour
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2021 11:46
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2022 04:56
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/JIBR-03-2020-0066
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/366


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