Environmentalism and Polish coal mining: a multilevel study

Piotr Zientara , Anna Zamojska , Grzegorz Maciejewski , Anna Maria Nikodemska-Wołowik


This paper, drawing on a questionnaire survey conducted among 587 coal miners from six coal mines, seeks to ascertain whether the Polish coal mining industry is committed to organizational greening and whether its employees behave in environmentally responsible ways. Specifically, it explores—by means of hierarchical linear modeling (HLM)—the direct effects of green organizational climates on miners’ pro-environmental conduct at home and at work. We found that climates had a direct effect on employee behavior in and outside the workplace, and that personal environmental values were positively related to the latter variable. However, it has to be admitted that the actual engagement of coal miners in voluntary pro-environmental action at work was not very deep. Crucially, it turned out that, in two coal mines, there were strong green climates, while the rest were weak, which suggests differences in terms of commitment to organizational greening throughout the industry. The present paper explores the significance of the results and highlights the applicability of our methodological approach to the study of employee involvement in organizational pro-environmental action.
Author Piotr Zientara (FE / IIB)
Piotr Zientara,,
- Institute of International Business
, Anna Zamojska (FM / DE)
Anna Zamojska,,
- Department of Econometrics
, Grzegorz Maciejewski - [University of Economics in Katowice]
Grzegorz Maciejewski,,
, Anna Maria Nikodemska-Wołowik (FE / IIB)
Anna Maria Nikodemska-Wołowik,,
- Institute of International Business
Journal seriesSustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.7
Article number3086
Keywords in Englishgreen climate, organizational greening, pro-environmental behavior, coal mining, Poland
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; 2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
URL https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/11/3086/pdf
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)70
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ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 24-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.911; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.592 (2) - 2018=2.801 (5)
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