Event Title

Development of an Employee Green Behavior Descriptive Norms Scale

Presenter Information

Jacqueline McConnaughy

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Major

Psychology

Location

RM 215-218

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Mark Agars

Start Date

5-27-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

5-27-2014 5:30 PM

Abstract

With a growing interest in sustainability, organizations and researchers have begun to examine pro-environmental behaviors in the workplace (i.e. employee green behaviors [EGBs]). However, research is currently limited due to a lack of measurement tools. In this paper, a new scale is developed to measure EGB descriptive norms, which are a source of influence on EGBs that develop from observing others’ behavior. Initial items for the EGB Descriptive Norms Scale were developed based on the Green Five Taxonomy of EGBs and refined through pilot test data and retranslation task. Data on the final scale, the Ethical Leadership Questionnaire, and a Work-Family Culture Scale will be used to test the structure of the scale and gather evidence of construct validity. A multi-item, validated scale will contribute to organizational assessment of EGB descriptive norms and contribute to the scientific literature on EGBs.

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May 27th, 1:00 PM May 27th, 5:30 PM

Development of an Employee Green Behavior Descriptive Norms Scale

RM 215-218

With a growing interest in sustainability, organizations and researchers have begun to examine pro-environmental behaviors in the workplace (i.e. employee green behaviors [EGBs]). However, research is currently limited due to a lack of measurement tools. In this paper, a new scale is developed to measure EGB descriptive norms, which are a source of influence on EGBs that develop from observing others’ behavior. Initial items for the EGB Descriptive Norms Scale were developed based on the Green Five Taxonomy of EGBs and refined through pilot test data and retranslation task. Data on the final scale, the Ethical Leadership Questionnaire, and a Work-Family Culture Scale will be used to test the structure of the scale and gather evidence of construct validity. A multi-item, validated scale will contribute to organizational assessment of EGB descriptive norms and contribute to the scientific literature on EGBs.