Understanding the Gap between Environmental Intention and Pro-Environmental Behavior towards the Waste Sorting and Management Policy of China
Ms. Huilin Wang, a recent Ph.D. graduate of ICO NIDA, published a part of her dissertation in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health which is ranked in the “SCImago Quartile 2”.
Her research aims to understanding the gap between Environmental Intention and Pro-Environmental Behavior towards the Waste Sorting and Management Policy of China.
Environmental pollution and ecological damage caused by human activities have attracted widespread attention in recent years, and while citizens’ environmental awareness and intentions have increased, their actions may not necessarily change accordingly. This study aims to understand the intention–behavior gap, based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB), by exploring the relationship between intention and pro-environmental behavior on the new waste sorting policy in China. The structural model of extended TPB was tested using sample data from 3113 residents of Changsha, each of whom was asked to complete a two-stage survey. Results demonstrated that perceived policy effectiveness and actual behavioral control positively affect behavioral intention, implementation intention, and pro-environmental behavior. Among them, the actual behavioral control of residents was found to be the most influential factor on behavioral intention and implementation intention, followed by residents’ perceived policy effectiveness. Moreover, behavioral intention and implementation intention mediate the relationship between antecedents and pro-environmental behavior. These findings imply that people with high-level perceptions of policy effectiveness, strong control over actual behavior, strong behavioral intentions, and strong implementation intentions are more likely to engage in pro-environmental behavior. The findings suggest that factors such as perceived policy effectiveness and actual behavioral control should be considered when implementing new policies and campaigns for waste sorting and management.
Her research was under close supervision and guidance of her thesis adviser, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aweewan Mangmeechai Panyagometh.
Wang, H. and Mangmeechai,A. Understanding the Gap between Environmental Intention and Pro-Environmental Behavior towards the Waste sorting and Management Policy of China. Int. J.Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 757. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020757
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Ms. Worakamol Tiamboonprasert, a recent Ph.D. graduate of ICO NIDA, published part of her dissertation in the “The Journal of Behavioral Science”, which is ranked in the “SCImago Quartile 4” in the area of Applied Psychology.
Her research investigates the effect of ethical leadership on employees’ exposure to workplace cyberbullying and the subsequent impact on organizational commitment. The analysis is based on survey data collected from 358 full-time employees at one public university in Thailand. Her study found that employees who work under the supervisor who exhibits a high degree of ethical leadership characteristics have less exposure to cyberbullying in the workplace. Moreover, less exposure to cyberbullying also subsequently affect organizational commitment. Interestingly, these impacts only present for the group of employees who use a broader scope of the computer-mediated communication platform.
In the end, her study suggests that although it is inevitable to regulate employees’ use of computer-mediated communication, supervisor’s ethical leadership might play a vital role in creating the supportive and ethical climate in the work units to prevent the chance that someone will utilize the technology to cyberbullying other employees. Thus, the management of the university must promote ethical behaviors of supervisors to prevent the occurrence of cyberbullying and the effect that may follow.
Her research was under close supervision and guidance of her thesis adviser, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peerayuth Charoensukmongkol.
Tiamboonprasert, W., & Charoensukmongkol, P. (2020). Effect of Ethical Leadership on Workplace Cyberbullying Exposure and Organizational Commitment . The Journal of Behavioral Science, 15(3), 85-100. Retrieved from https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/inde…/IJBS/article/view/243966
Cultural intelligence and relationship quality in the cabin crew team: The perception of members belonging to cultural minority groups
Ms. Phenphimol Seriwatana, a recent Ph.D. graduate of ICO NIDA, published part of her dissertation in the “Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism”, which is ranked in the “SCImago Quartile 2” in the area of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management.
Her research examines the benefits of cultural intelligence (CQ) of minority cabin crew members working in the intercultural team. The analysis of the survey data collected from Thai crew members from 7 non-Thai airlines shows that CQ reduces the chance of team relationship conflict and enhances team trust. The benefit of CQ is particularly more important for the Thai crew members who were not proficient in the foreign language used by the native members, and for the Thai members who worked in the flights that had a low proportion of Thai crew members on the team.
Her research was under close supervision and guidance of her thesis adviser, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peerayuth Charoensukmongkol.
Seriwatana, P. & Charoensukmongkol, P. (2020). Cultural Intelligence and Relationship Quality in the Cabin Crew Team: The Perception of Members Belonging to Cultural Minority Groups, Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism. https://doi.org/10.1080/15332845.2020.1821431
Application of Psychological Hint and Crowd Behavior in Risk Management of Public-Private Partnership Project
Mr.Xiaofan Yan a recent Ph.D. student and Dr.Chih-Cheng Fang a faculty member of ICO NIDA, published the paper in the “Revista Argentina de Clinica Psicologica “, which is ranked in the “SCImago Quartile 3” in the area of Clinical Psychology.
The public-private partnership (PPP) has been widely adopted in urban infrastructure projects. However, the PPP model may amplify the risk of these projects. Based on relevant theories, this paper applies psychological hint and crowd behavior into the risk management of PPP projects, aiming to effectively control the risk in urban PPP projects. On this basis, a PPP project risk management assessment model was established and the risks of actual PPP projects were classified. The results show that, to mitigate PPP project risk, the psychological hint should be applied with the focus on psychological guidance, i.e. stimulating the sub consciousness to cope with risk; the crowd behavior shares risk through optimal risk allocation and risk premia, but the project risk may be pushed up indirectly by the crowd behavior between the project parties; proper risk control measures should be taken in each phase of PPP projects. The research findings lay the theoretical basis for the application of psychological techniques in PPP project risk management.
Mr.Chunyu Zhang a recent Ph.D. graduate and Mrs.Liping Liu a recent Ph.D. student of ICO NIDA, published the paper in the “Knowledge Management Research and Practice “, which is ranked in the “SCImago Quartile 2” in the area of Business and International Management.
This research studies the mediating effect of employee’s social capital on job crafting and job performance, and the moderating effect of core self-evaluation on social capital and job performance. This research will help Guangxi enterprises, against the background of “One Belt One Road”, to improve their competitiveness through rational human resource management.
A questionnaire survey was conducted, using the convenience sampling method, on 438 employees in Guangxi enterprises, and data analysis was performed using Amos, Smart-PLS and SPSS. The results of the hierarchical linear regression analysis show that social capital partly mediates the effect of job crafting on job performance, and core self-evaluation moderates the effect of social capital on job performance. However, the impact of social capital on job performance cannot be tested by SEM.
The effect of Zhong-yong Thinking to Employee Survival Ability: Taking Chinese employees as an example
Purpose Zhong-yong thinking is a code of conduct of the Chinese people. The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship among Zhong-yong thinking, social capital, knowledge sharing behavior, and employee survival ability. Design/methodology/approach Zhong-yong thinking including multi-thinking, integration and harmony, taking a case study of private enterprise in Guangxi of China. Based on the literature, the establishment of the theoretical model and hierarchical regression analysis are explored. Findings The multi-thinking, integration and harmony of Zhong-yong thinking have a significant positive effect on social capital and employee survival ability. In addition, employee survival ability is positively affected by social capital. Moreover, knowledge sharing behavior has a positive moderating between the multi-thinking dimension of Zhong-yong thinking and social capital, and the remaining dimensions have no moderating effect. Knowledge sharing behavior has no moderating effect on the relationship between social capital and employee survival ability. Practical implications Zhong-yong thinking and social capital are actively affecting employee survival ability. Therefore, companies need to work harder to improve their employees’ Zhong-yong thinking and social capital. Originality/value The paper extends Zhong-yong thinking, social capital and employee survival ability literature to fill gaps in how China people require to both access employee survival ability. The policy value of the work is in suggesting ways to facilitate employee survival ability of China.
The Interaction Effect of Crisis Communication and Social Support on the Emotional Exhaustion of University Employees during the COVID-19 Crisis
The faculty of ICO NIDA, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peerayuth Charoensukmongkol, and the former PhD student of ICO NIDA, Dr. Tipnuch Phungsoonthorn, recently published their COVID-19 research in the International Journal of Business Communication, which is the journal ranked in the SCImago’s Quartile 1 and the Scopus’ Top 11 percentile.
Based on the case of two private international universities in Thailand, their research shows that that employees who obtained high-quality crisis communication from the management of their university tended to show less uncertainty regarding the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and subsequently experienced low emotional exhaustion. However, their research additionally discovers that for employees with high levels of coworker support, crisis communication did not have impact on reducing uncertainties. This implies that crisis communication from organizations might be essential only for employees who lack coworker support. Perhaps, employees with coworker support can depend on their coworkers as a source of information to reduce the uncertainties experienced.
Given that the COVID-19 outbreak has greatly affected employees’ work and psychological wellbeing, their research finally recommends that communication from the universities’ management regarding updates on the crisis and how the universities will address or ease employees’ concerns and uncertainties during the crisis could be crucial in helping employees cope more effectively. In addition, support that employees obtain from their coworkers could be crucial for them to deal with the uncertainties caused by the crisis when the quality of crisis communication from the universities is ineffective or inadequate to ease their concerns.
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Charoensukmongkol, P., & Phungsoonthorn, T. (2020), The Interaction Effect of Crisis Communication and Social Support on The Emotional Exhaustion of University Employees during the COVID-19 Crisis, International Journal of Business Communication.
Stakeholder orientation’s contribution to firm performance the moderating effect of perceived market uncertainty
Mr. Ekawee Vaitoonkiat, a recent Ph.D. graduate of ICO NIDA, published the second paper from his dissertation. The paper is published in the “Management Research Review”, which is ranked in the “SCImago Quartile 2” in the area of Business, Management and Accounting.
His research analyzes stakeholder orientation’s effect on firms’ performance using the case of SMEs in the steel fabrication industry in Thailand. The moderating effect of market uncertainty is also taken into consideration. His analysis shows that not all stakeholder groups provide significant benefits for firms. Under high perceived market uncertainty, the emphasis that firms place on external stakeholder groups, including customers and competitors, tended to be particularly important in their ability to maintain high performance. On the other hand, the emphasis that firms place on internal stakeholder groups, including employees, tended to impede firms from maintaining high performance under high perceived market uncertainty.
His research recommends that SMEs must consider the market environment conditions carefully when they develop their stakeholder management strategy. Given that SMEs have limited resources to manage their operations and all stakeholder groups’ interests, it is best for them to focus only on key stakeholder groups that are the most critical to their effective performance under unfavorable market conditions.
His research was under close supervision and guidance of his adviser, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peerayuth Charoensukmongkol.
Vaitoonkiat, E., & Charoensukmongkol, P. (2020). Stakeholder Orientation’s Contribution to Firm Performance: The Moderating Effect of Perceived Market Uncertainty, Management Research Review., 43(7), 863-883. https://doi.org/10.1108/MRR-07-2019-0296
The effectiveness of supervisor support in lessening perceived uncertainties and emotional exhaustion of university employees during the COVID-19 crisis: the constraining role of organizational intransigence
Private international universities is a sector of the educational industry that are among those most affected by the COVID-19 crisis, as their operations and revenues heavily depend on the enrollment of overseas students. At this stage, given that the COVID-19 crisis is still a relatively new phenomenon, research areas of management attempt to clarify the impact of the crisis on the psychological wellbeing of employees, as well as interventions to address this problem in organizations, is still very sparse.
Recently, the faculty of ICO NIDA, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peerayuth Charoensukmongkol, and his former PhD student of ICO NIDA, Dr.Tipnuch Phungsoonthorn, have published among groundbreaking research regarding this COVID-19 impact in the international universities. The article is published in the The Journal of General Psychology (SCImago Quartile 2). Based on the case of two private international universities in Thailand, their research shows that support from supervisor at the department could reduce the uncertainties and emotional exhaustion of university employees during the crisis. However, their study shows that the benefit of supervisor support on the employees’ emotional exhaustion exists only for employees working in a workplace that has low resistance to change, while in workplaces where resistance to change is high, supervisor support is not negatively associated with employees’ emotional exhaustion.
As the policy recommendation, their research suggests that it is important for top management of the universities to allow and encourage the supervisors of all work units or departments to provide the support necessary to address the concerns of their employees during the crisis. However, it is also very important for top management to realize that characteristics of the workplace climate in the organization may militate against the ability of the supervisors to exercise their authority to help employees effectively. Top management should grant greater flexibility and autonomy to supervisors so that they can take their own actions in addressing the skepticism of employees and to ease their concerns
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Charoensukmongkol, P., & Phungsoonthorn, T. (2020), The Effectiveness of Supervisor Support in Lessening Perceived Uncertainties and Emotional Exhaustion of University Employees during the COVID-19 Crisis: The Constraining Role of Organizational Intransigence, The Journal of General Psychology. doi.org/10.1080/00221309.2020.1795613
Mr. Jordi Meya Domínguez, a former Master’s student of ICO NIDA, published his Independent Study (IS) research project in the “International Journal of Services and Operations Management”. The journal is ranked in the “SCImago Quartile 2 ” in the area of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (H-index=26).
His research analyzes the effects of service facilities within the hotel industry in Thailand. He found that service facilities influence native guests (Thais) and foreign guests (non-Thais) differently. From the analysis of the secondary data that cover 2,627 hotel observations, his results shows that among all service facilities providing, a sound internet service seems to be the best contribution to hotel performance. Consequently, his research recommends hotel managers to take into consideration a reliable internet connection as a priority to ensure successful short-term and long-term performance.
His research was under close supervision and guidance of his adviser, Prof. Dr. Piriya Pholphirul.
Domínguez, J.M., & Pholphirul, P. (2020), Service facilities and hotel performance: empirical evidence from hotel-level data in Thailand, 36(3), https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSOM.2020.108120