How Environmental Leadership Boosts Employees’ Green Innovation Behavior? A Moderated Mediation Model

Binfeng Xu, Xiaopei Gao*, Wenjing Cai, Lin Jiang

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Abstract

We examined employees’ green organizational identity as a mediator and green organizational climate as a moderator in the relationship between environmental leadership and follower green innovation behavior. Through collecting data (N = 313) from public organizations in China at different times, we found that environmental leadership is positively related to employees’ green innovation behavior through increasing their green organizational identity. Meanwhile, the mediating relationship is conditional on the moderator of green organizational climate. The current study aims to clarify the mechanism and boundary condition in the relationship between environmental leadership and employees’ green innovation behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number689671
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was funded and supported by the USTC Funding for Featured Liberal Arts (Grant No. YD2160002004), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. WK2160000014), and the USTC Research Funds of the Double First-Class Initiative (Grant No. YD2160002010).

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2022 Xu, Gao, Cai and Jiang.

Keywords

  • environmental leadership
  • green innovation behavior
  • green organizational climate
  • green organizational identity
  • moderated mediation

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