An intraindividual perspective on pro-environmental behaviors at work

Bissing-Olson, Megan J., Zacher, Hannes, Fielding, Kelly S., & Iyer, Aarti (2012) An intraindividual perspective on pro-environmental behaviors at work. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 5(4), pp. 500-502.

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Ones and Dilchert (2012) highlight the importance of examining workplace environmental sustainability at the interindividual (or between-person) and organizational levels. In this commentary, we aim to extend these authors’ framework by focusing on pro-environmental behaviors and their potential predictors at the intraindividual, or within-person, level. To this end, we will first describe the intraindividual perspective, its benefits, and the diary study methodology often used to operationalize this perspective. Secondly, we will share how the intraindividual perspective was useful in an empirical study we conducted on multilevel relationships among employees’ pro-environmental attitude, daily affect, and daily proenvironmental behaviors. Finally, we will discuss a number of possible limitations of the diary study methodology, ways to Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Megan J. Bissing-Olson. E-mail: Address: School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia overcome them, and directions for future research.

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ID Code: 92373
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Performance, Pro-environmental Behaviors, Work
DOI: 10.1111/j.1754-9434.2012.01488.x
ISSN: 1754-9426
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2016 23:35
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2016 05:15

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