Impact of Green Human Resources Practices on Green Work Engagement in the Renewable Energy Departments

  •  Ayman Alshaabani    
  •  Farheen Naz    
  •  Ildikó Rudnák    


In recent years, the sense of responsibility among companies and organizations has increased manifold because of external pressure towards environmental sustainability. There are several measures taken by the organizations to work in a green or eco-friendly manner, and among these measures, green human resources management has become an important practice of an organization. This study explores the role of Green human resources management (green HRM) in predicting the green work engagement (GWE) of employees. The study surveyed employees from three big energy companies that operate in Hungary. The research focused on four main practices of Green HRM and aimed to find out whether they can predict green work engagement. In this study, self-administered questionnaires were used as a tool for collecting the data through online channels, and around 238 employees responded to fill out the questionnaire. After collecting the data, hypotheses were tested by using SEM analysis to fulfill the study's objectives. The results indicated that only green rewards, green training, and green performance management significantly predicted GWE. In contrast, green performance management was not a significant predictor of GWE. The study tries to bring better understanding for the managers, policymakers, and future researchers to identify the role of these practices in an organization. 

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