The mediating role of the Green Information Technology (GIT) Acceptance in the relationship between Green University and Sustainable Development of the Environment

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نویسندگان

1 دانشجوی کارشناسی ارشد مدیریت کسب و کار، گروه مدیریت، موسسه آموزش عالی آپادانا، شیراز، ایران

2 مربی گروه مدیریت، موسسه آموزش عالی آپادانا، شیراز، ایران

10.30473/ee.2019.6057

چکیده

Because of the rising energy prices and the spread of environmental crises; today, societies need to purposive education for Sustainable Development of the Environment (SDE). Therefore, it seems that universities, as the organizations for teaching, are suitable to be chosen as the starting point for environmental protection. Hence Green Universities (GU) can play an important role in the SDE through education for environmental awareness and the use of Green Information Technology (GIT). The aim of the present study was to investigate the mediating role of GIT Acceptance in the relationship between GU and SDE. The study is categorized as applied research in terms of purpose and designed as a descriptive correlational study in terms of the data collection method. The statistical population of the research included the staff of the science and research branch of Azad University in the year 2018, from which 168 people were selected according to Cochran’s formula by stratified random sampling. The data collection tool was a questionnaire. The validity of the questionnaire was confirmed to be convergent and consistent, and the reliability was confirmed using Cronbach's alpha coefficient. In order to analyze the data, the SPSS 25 software was used for the inferential statistics, and the LISREL8.8 software was used to fit the path. The results showed that the dimensions of GU had a positive and significant relationship with acceptance of GIT and SDE. Also, GIT, as a mediator variable, generated a positive relationship between the dimensions of GU and SDE.

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عنوان مقاله [English]

The mediating role of the Green Information Technology (GIT) Acceptance in the relationship between Green University and Sustainable Development of the Environment

نویسندگان [English]

  • Sima Alipour 1
  • Ardalan Feili 2
  • Abbas Sabet 2
1 Master Student of Business Administration, Department of Management, Apadana Institute of Higher Education, Shiraz, Iran
2 Lecturer, Department of Management, Apadana Institute of Higher Education, Shiraz, Iran
چکیده [English]

Because of the rising energy prices and the spread of environmental crises; today, societies need to purposive education for Sustainable Development of the Environment (SDE). Therefore, it seems that universities, as the organizations for teaching, are suitable to be chosen as the starting point for environmental protection. Hence Green Universities (GU) can play an important role in the SDE through education for environmental awareness and the use of Green Information Technology (GIT). The aim of the present study was to investigate the mediating role of GIT Acceptance in the relationship between GU and SDE. The study is categorized as applied research in terms of purpose and designed as a descriptive correlational study in terms of the data collection method. The statistical population of the research included the staff of the science and research branch of Azad University in the year 2018, from which 168 people were selected according to Cochran’s formula by stratified random sampling. The data collection tool was a questionnaire. The validity of the questionnaire was confirmed to be convergent and consistent, and the reliability was confirmed using Cronbach's alpha coefficient. In order to analyze the data, the SPSS 25 software was used for the inferential statistics, and the LISREL8.8 software was used to fit the path. The results showed that the dimensions of GU had a positive and significant relationship with acceptance of GIT and SDE. Also, GIT, as a mediator variable, generated a positive relationship between the dimensions of GU and SDE.

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  • GreenUniversity
  • GreenInformation Technology
  • Sustainable Development of the Environment
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