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Impact of the workplace climate on the relationship between motivation and pro-environmental behaviour in the Irish public sector

Norris, Sara (2020) Impact of the workplace climate on the relationship between motivation and pro-environmental behaviour in the Irish public sector. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This study looks at the moderating role of the workplace climate on the relationship between motivation and employee workplace pro-environmental behaviour in the Irish public sector. The aim of this study is to identify if Irish public sector workplace climates have an impact on the environmental behaviour taking place within them. The significance of this research is in seeking to identify potential contributing factors which may assist public sector organisations in achieving their sustainable goals and targets.

Previous research in the United States shows that the workplace climate plays an influencing role on employees’ participation in pro-environmental behaviour in the workplace. Correspondingly this current study intends to expand on this research and apply that methodology and research approach to an Irish public sector context.

The contributions from this study are 1) providing additional research in the area of workplace climate and pro-environmental behaviour and 2) provide research on workplace climate in the Irish public sector, and 3) identification of key workplace elements which can be adopted to encourage pro-environmental behaviour in the Irish public sector workplace.

A quantitative research approach was adopted for this study through a survey which asked participants questions on five key areas; demographic data, personal motivation towards the environment, their perception of their workplace climate, their perception of their workplace’s environmental initiatives, and the frequency in which they engage in certain workplace activities. The responses were interpreted through moderation analysis. The findings of this study show that Irish public sector employees are environmentally motivated, workplace pro environmental indicators, sustainable policies, sustainable practice and sustainable procedures encourage employees to engage in pro-environmental behaviour.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Motivation
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2021 12:17
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2021 12:17
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4618

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