Special Issue "Mental Health Perceptions, Sustainable Behavior, Green Attitude, Well-being, and Pro-environmental Decision among Customers and Employees in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Economics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Heesup Han
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Guest Editor
College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Sejong University 98 Gunja-Dong, Gwanjin-Gu, Seoul 143-747, Korea
Interests: qualitative analysis; research methodology; marketing management; sustainable development
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Green behavior among customers and employees is increasingly becoming an important issue in the hospitality and tourism industry across the globe. The hospitality and tourism industry often overuses natural resources, including water and energy, causing diverse environmental deterioration (air, water, and soil pollution). This sector is undoutedly regarded as the industry that generates some of the most serious environmental impacts. Given this situation, green management and the elicitation of customer/employee sustainable behaivors are of the utmost importance in every hosptality and toruism company. Green design, management, and technology can contribute to increasing mental health, well-being, pro-environmental beahviors, and life quality among customers and employees. Diverse hospitality and tourism sectors (e.g., hotels, restaurants, airlines, and cruises) are thus active in greening the companies. Yet, research dealing with the topic of greening and its influence on human resonses/behvaiors and companies is not sufficient enough. Studies addressing this issue are invited for this Speical Issue.  

The scope of this Special Issue comprises various sustainable consumption, green management, green products, pro-environmental behaviors, mental health, and well-being in diverse tourism and hospitality sectors. The guest editor encourages a range of quantitative and qualitative approaches, including, but not limited to, surveys, experimental designs, case studies, content analysis, multiple methods, and meta-analyses.

Prof. Dr. Heesup Han
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Mental health perceptions
  • Sustainable consumption
  • Sustainable management
  • Greening
  • Green attitude
  • Well-being
  • Nature-based solution and human health
  • Green design Pro-social decision/behavior
  • Customer/employee pro-environmental behavior
  • Green hotel Green restaurant Green airline
  • Green cruise
  • Eco-friendly smart technology (smart hotel, electric airplane, and electric transportation)
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Sustainable destination management
  • Employee stress and burnout
  • Green practices (water/energy saving, waste reduction, and towel reuse)

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Fear and Trembling of Cruise Ship Employees: Psychological Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(18), 6741; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186741 - 16 Sep 2020
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The current COVID-19 pandemic has evolved to unprecedented proportions. This research aimed to gain a deeper understanding of the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on cruise ship employees stuck at sea. Using an inductive qualitative approach, a synchronous online focus group was [...] Read more.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has evolved to unprecedented proportions. This research aimed to gain a deeper understanding of the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on cruise ship employees stuck at sea. Using an inductive qualitative approach, a synchronous online focus group was conducted with nine cruise ship employees who were stuck at sea during COVID-19 pandemic. The findings revealed that COVID-19 pandemic has managed to erase the feeling of joy from cruise ship employees who were stuck at sea while exposing weakness of cruise line companies such as poor human resource management leadership. Moreover, COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated that it is of paramount importance that cruise line companies create a comprehensive strategy in assisting their employees who are experiencing an anxiety disorder and depression. The managerial implications are outlined. Full article
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