Environmental Workplace Behaviors - It Takes Two to Tango

Anna Szeliga-Duchnowska, Mirosława Szewczyk
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIII, Special Issue 1, 294-308, 2020
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1761


Purpose: The present study deals with the problem of evaluation of environmental workplace behaviors. In the present study three basic goals were set out: determination of kinds and scale of occurrence of behaviors which harmful to environment in places of work, evaluation of the level of the negative nature of these behaviors, as well as diagnosing dependences between these evaluations. Design/Methodology/Approach: The research was conducted between 15 July and 15 August 2019, with the use of the online questionnaire (computer-assisted web interviewing). The material which was collected was subject to a statistical analysis. Findings: 72.8% of the respondents were thinking about the impact of the examined negative behaviors on the environment. It is both employees and the organization who bear the responsibility for the occurrence of behaviors which are detrimental to environment (89.5% of the respondents). 71.6% of the questioned admitted that they did not know whether their companies prevented in any way behaviors which are harmful to environment. The results suggest a strong common dimension underlying evaluations of counter-ecological behaviors in the workplace. Practical Implications: Providing a good working conditions is not just a matter of complying with the law. Common workers can contribute to the environment free of unwelcome conduct. Originality/value: So far research has not been ventured on the scope of perception of negativism of particular types of behaviors which are harmful to environment and which occur in the place of work, as well as eventual correlations between evaluations of these behaviors.

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