The Prolificacy of Green Transformational Leadership in Shaping Employee Green Behavior During Times of Crises in Small and Medium Enterprises: A Moderated Mediation Model

Wafa Mohammad Ahmed Zaid, Muhammad Zafar Yaqub

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Abstract

Besides various other potent efforts to contain and consolidate, post-pandemic
crisis management requires an adequate display of green transformational
leadership. Green transformational leaders exhibit a formidable commitment
to sustainability in making managerial choices and subsequently inspiring
and motivating their employees to participate vigorously in the ensuing green
initiatives. Such initiatives could profoundly help organizations adjust to shifting
market situations, follow requirements, and preserve stakeholder trust. While
making appeals to the central tenants of the transformation leadership theory,
social exchange theory, and the social cognition theory, the study examines
the impact of green transformational leadership on employees’ green behaviors
during times of crises using employees’ self-esteem as a mediator and work
engagement as the critical moderator. The relevant context of the study has
been the small and medium enterprises of Saudi Arabia. Data from 232 SMEs
employing less than 250 employees selected through convenience sampling
was collected using structured questionnaires. After performing hierarchical
regression modeling using SPSS 23, macro V4 model 58, and Amos 24, it has
been found that green transformational leadership is positively associated with
employees’ green behaviors, with self-esteem and work engagement acting as
significant mediating and moderating conditions, respectively. Besides, providing
firsthand empirical evidence on the impact of green transformational leadership
on employees’ green behaviors, in unique industrial (SMEs), contextual (times of
crises), and regional (Middle Eastern) settings, the study offers useful implications
to the managers aspiring to enhance the sustainable performance of their firms
through maturing green behaviors among their employees.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
FachzeitschriftFrontiers in Psychology
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 23 Feb. 2024

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