Keeping up! Older workers' adaptation in the workplace after age 55*

Ng, Eddy S.W., and Law, Alan (2014) Keeping up! Older workers' adaptation in the workplace after age 55*. Canadian Journal on Aging, 33 (1). pp. 1-14.

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Abstract

How do older workers keep up and adapt to a changing workplace after age 55? In exploring that question, this study specifically examined how age-related changes affect workers, how older workers deal with a loss of resources, how they engage in life management, and why some are more successful than others. An in-depth analysis was undertaken using 32 semi-structured interviews conducted with workers aged 55 to 64. Findings revealed that older workers use various strategies to adapt to a change in resources, and that these strategies help them cope and maintain their functioning in the workplace. Because older workers require different types of employer support, this study offers an understanding of how employers can provide that support to encourage older workers to remain in the workforce longer. Several avenues for future research are suggested, including an exploration of the role played by internal sources of support.

Item ID: 57757
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1710-1107
Keywords: and compensation strategy, selection, qualitative research, optimization, aging workers, et la strategie de compensation, les travailleurs vieillissants, la selection, la recherche qualitative, l'optimisation
Funders: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Trent Centre for Community Based Education, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Workforce Development Board, Peterborough
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 11:07
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management @ 100%
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