1. KAMAL IMRAN MOHD SHARIF - Senior Lecturer School of Technology Management & Logistics, Universiti Utara Malaysia , Sintok,
2. Dr. SYAIRAH AIMI SHAHRON - Senior Lecturer School of Technology Management & Logistics, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah Malaysia.
3. Dr. SURIA MUSA - Senior Lecturer Disaster Management Institute, School of Technology Management & Logistics, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah Malaysia.
4. Dr. MOHAMAD GHOZALI HASSAN - Senior Lecturer School of Technology Management & Logistics, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah Malaysia.
The tourism industry, including hotels, contributes to increasing job employment and the gross domestic product of many countries. Despite the benefits provided by the hotel industry to many countries worldwide, hotels also contribute to the adverse environmental effects through high energy consumption. This issue has encouraged the hospitality industry to be more energy efficient. Employees can help to improve workplace energy saving, but their perception of energy-saving practices has not received thorough empirical investigation. Hotel employees play an essential role in affecting guests' experiences and overall hotel performance. Hence, the researcher should investigate the perception of energy-saving practices appropriately. This study investigates the perception of hotel employees on energy-saving practices. The data was collected through the cross-sectional survey method, and the SPSS was used for data analysis. The results showed the employee's perception of energy-saving practices could be categorized into six components. In addition, the study also found that the most critical adopted practices to the least important adopted energy-saving practices based on employee's perceptions. The employees perceive that the management establishment of the plan, policies, and activities to encourage energy-saving practices are the most adopted energy-saving practices in their workplace. Theoretically, the study extended the literature on tourism, specifically the hotel industry, on environmental management by linking these two constructs to employees' perceptions in one study.
Energy-saving practices, energy-efficient, employees perception, hotel industry, tourism industry, environmental management