The Effect of Environmental Management Practices and Knowledge in Strengthening Responsible Behavior: The Moderator Role of Environmental Commitment

Keles H., Yayla Ö., Tarinc A., Keles A.

Sustainability (Switzerland), vol.15, no.2, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/su15021398
  • Journal Name: Sustainability (Switzerland)
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, CAB Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Geobase, INSPEC, Metadex, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: environmental management practices, environmental commitment, environmental knowledge, environmentally responsible behavior, hotel employees
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


This study examines the effects of environmental management practices on environmental knowledge and environmentally responsible behavior by means of an environmental commitment moderator variable regarding the hotel employees in Manavgat–Türkiye. The existing literature on the relevant concepts has provided the theoretical basis of the research. Using the stratified convenience sampling method, a sample of 403 hotel employees from various hotels in the region participated in the survey. First of all, data screening analysis was used for the analysis of research data and the results obtained were analyzed through the AMOS program to test the structural model. According to the research results, it has been determined that environmental management practices are considered to be an important variable in terms of environmental knowledge and environmental knowledge positively affects the level of responsible behavior. In addition, it has been concluded that environmental commitment strengthens the relationship between these variables. In future research, it is predicted that the implementation of this study, which has been applied to hotel employees, in other areas of the tourism sector by taking into account the variables such as organizational commitment, business attachment, organizational performance, and employee attitude will enrich the literature.