Turn it off: Encouraging environmentally-friendly behaviours in the workplace

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Title Turn it off: Encouraging environmentally-friendly behaviours in the workplace
Author Evans, Alice; Russell, Sally; Fielding, Kelly; Hill, Chris
Journal Name Asia Pacific Work In Progress research Papers series (APWIPPS)
Editor Tapan Sarker
Year Published 2012
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise
Abstract This paper reports the results of a pre-test post-test intervention study that aimed to encourage energy conservation behaviour by office workers at a large Australian hospital. Using visual prompts and top management support for energy conservation behaviour, significant long-term improvements were made for behaviours with individual responsibility. However, for behaviours with collective responsibility the results were mixed. Energy audits were used as an objective measure of behaviour change. Additionally, pre- and post-intervention surveys revealed significant changes in self-reported behaviour, perceived top management support, perceived internal environmental orientation, norms, and knowledge regarding energy conservation behaviour. The findings suggest that different intervention strategies may be required depending on whether the targeted behaviours have collective or individual responsibility.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.griffith.edu.au/business-government/asia-pacific-centre-for-sustainable-enterprise/publications/working-paper-series/issue-8
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2012. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal’s website or contact the authors.
Volume Issue 8
Issue Number June
Page from 1
Page to 9
ISSN 1839-6356
Date Accessioned 2012-09-25
Language en_US
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Industrial and Organisational Psychology; Organisational Behaviour
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47673
Publication Type Non Refereed Journal Articles
Publication Type Code c2

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