The increasing environmental problems have been among the main problems that need immediate worldwide solutions. The emerging developments after the industrial revolution caused irreversible negative changes in the environment. In general, it is claimed that the main reason lying under the environmental problems which the world is facing is human behaviors. These facts have generated a discussion about the questions related to which factors are effective in the emergence and development of behavior that support sustainable living. As a part of the tourism sector, the effects of human behavior are witnessed the most in hotels. The aim of this study is to develop a model in which the impact of environmental knowledge, leader behavior, pro-environmental behavior of hotel employees on environmental performance is tested. It’s expected to obtain findings that will contribute to development of pro-environmental behavior of hotel employees as well as the increase in the environmental performance of hotels. The sample of the study consists of the employees working in 4-and 5-star hotels in Muğla, Turkey. The data is gathered through pre/pro-developed scales. Before the model proposal is tested through structural equation modelling, factor analyses are applied to ensure construct validity. This study discusses the preliminary findings of comprehensive research.
Turgut, U., Arıkan-Saltık, I., Avcı, U., & Okumuş, F. (2023). The impact of environmental knowledge and environmental behavior of hotel employees on environmental performance: A model proposal. In F. Okumus, B. Denizci-Guillet, M. Tuna, & S. Dogan (Eds.), Advances in managing tourism across continents (Vol. 3, pp. 1–4). USF M3 Publishing. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/9781955833097
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