Tertiary Education and Management

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 53–63 | Cite as

Green management practices in higher education: the status of sustainable leadership

  • Abdelghafour Al-Zawahreh
  • Samer KhasawnehEmail author
  • Mahmoud Al-Jaradat


The present study investigated the level of sustainable leadership among a random sample of 170 faculty members employed by one public university in Jordan. The sustainable leadership questionnaire with 15 items was used to carry out the study. The results of the study indicated that the sustainable leadership questionnaire is composed of three factors (sustainable management, sustainable initiatives and sustainable actions). This result established the construct validity of the questionnaire in a different culture. Moreover, the results indicated high level of sustainable leadership as perceived by faculty members for all items and factors. Further, results indicated that gender, college, rank and experience had no impact on the level of sustainable leadership. Finally, a number of practical and theoretical recommendations were provided for the field of study.


Sustainable leadership Green management Higher education Jordan 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdelghafour Al-Zawahreh
    • 1
  • Samer Khasawneh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mahmoud Al-Jaradat
    • 1
  1. 1.The Hashemite UniversityZarqaJordan

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