Hotel environmental management initiative (HEMI) scale development

Authors

ผศ.ดร.เจริญชัย เอกมาไพศาล, นายHyung-Min Choi, นายWoo Gon Kim, นายYong Joong Kim

Published

International Journal of Hospitality Management

Abstract

Owing to a lack of construct reliability and validity of environmental management measurements, advancements in understanding hotels’ environmental management practices have been somewhat limited. The goal of this paper is to propose a uniform and parsimonious scale that captures Hotels’ Environmental Management Initiative (HEMI) with the most common three dimensions in the hotel industry: environmental resource conservation efforts, environmental policy and training, and environmental public relation efforts. After the refinement of the initial items, the scale was confirmed with cross-cultural data obtained from full-time hotel employees in two Asian countries. The twenty-one item HEMI scale demonstrated a satisfactory level of content, convergent, discriminant, cross, and criterion-related validity. The proposed HEMI scale will serve as a useful tool for future hospitality scholars who would like to further explore the impact of hotels’ environmental management initiatives on employees’ attitudes and behaviors toward the environment and their environmental performance.

(2019). Materializing gay identity: An analysis of gay-sounding speech in Thai. Journal of Language and Sexuality , 8(1), 30-52.