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Title: Does Green-Person-Organization Fit Predict Intrinsic Need Satisfaction and Workplace Engagement?
Contributor(s): Hicklenton, Carol (author); Hine, Donald William  (author)orcid ; Loi, Natasha Maria  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2019-10-16
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02285
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Abstract: The current study assessed whether high green-person-organization fit (GPO; the extent to which an organization’s commitment to pro-environmental outcomes is congruent with its employees’ environmental values) predicts employees’ intrinsic need satisfaction and engagement in the workplace. The sample consisted of 818 full-time Australian workers, which is sourced from an online panel. Consistent with the GPO model, pro-environmental work climate was a more potent predictor of intrinsic need satisfaction and engagement for employees with strong ecocentric values than those with weak ecocentric values. Mediation analyses revealed that the effect of work climate on employee engagement was fully mediated by intrinsic need satisfaction, and this effect was strongest when GPO fit was high. Overall, our findings suggest that organizations with pro-environmental work climates that match their employees’ values have more satisfied and committed workforces.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Frontiers in Psychology, v.10, p. 1-9
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Place of Publication: Switzerland
ISSN: 1664-1078
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520104 Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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