Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 445–458 | Cite as

Green career choices: The influence of ecological stance on recruiting

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Ecological issues have become a growing concern to businesses. This experimental study examined the effect of a pro-environmental stance on the recruiting efforts of a fictitious firm. Results supported the idea that a proactive company stance on the environment would be positively related to perceived company attractiveness, intentions to pursue employment with that company, and acceptance of a job offer (n=303). Further, personal environmental stance influenced only the intent to pursue employment. This suggests that a positive environmental stance articulated in a recruitment brochure could positively affect potential recruits, even when a recruit does not personally see herself or himself as being particularly pro-environmental.


Experimental Study Social Psychology Social Issue Green Career Career Choice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of BusinessPortland State UniversityPortland
  2. 2.Purdue UniversityUSA

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