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Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Explore Employees Intentions to Implement Green Practices


  • Bouarar, Ahmed Chemseddine
  • Mouloudj, kamel


Predicting behaviors is particularly important in the field of environmental management because the environment is greatly influenced by human behavior. This paper aims to contribute to the development of an extended theory of planned behavior (TPB) and to gain some insight into the motives for employees' intentions to implement green practices in Algeria as a developing country. Data were collected from the convenience sample of 182 employees in three Algerian cities using a questionnaire survey. The results indicated that attitude toward behavior, subjective norms and environmental knowledge is positively and significantly affect employee's intention to implement green practices. The results also suggested that perceived behavior control had no significant effect. It is expected that the results of this paper can aid policymakers and stakeholders in drafting and implementing sustainable environmental regulations in the workplace.

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  • Bouarar, Ahmed Chemseddine & Mouloudj, kamel, 2021. "Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Explore Employees Intentions to Implement Green Practices," MPRA Paper 106195, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:106195

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    Attitude; Environmental Knowledge; Perceived Behavior Control; Subjective Norms; Workplace.;
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    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth

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