Operationalization of green behavior at workplace: Analyzing three major constructs

  • Shreyasi Roy Research Scholar, Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India
  • Surendra Kumar Sia Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India
  • V.. Nishma Nishma Research Scholar, Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India
Keywords: employee green behavior, voluntary workplace green behavior, organizational citizenship behavior towards environment, factor analysis, pro-environmental behavior.


Pro-environmental behavior is a broad construct of individual activity that minimizes harm to or benefits the environment. Different researches have given different terminology for different aspect of those environment oriented behavior. Present research compares between the three different constructs of pro-environmental behavior at workplace which has been extensively researched upon in the last decade- employee green behavior, voluntary workplace green behavior and organizational citizenship behavior towards environment. Theoretical comparisons of the three variables were done. Comparisons among the three variables were also done by collecting data using measures of three variables. Data was collected from 234 employees from chemical manufacturing firm. Factor analysis was done to find out factors. Result of factor analysis showed similarities among the variables. The items of three scales loaded into three factors – daily pro-environmental activities, lesser consumption of resources and alternative pro-environmental steps. The similarities among the variables along with theoretical contribution are discussed. Comparison among three major initiatives have been done.. A comprehensive tool which has been suggested can be used by future researchers to measure environmental behavior at workplace.


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