Is age an issue? Psychosocial differences in perceived older workers’ work (un)adaptability, effectiveness, and workplace age discrimination

dc.contributor.authorHumboldt, Sofia von
dc.contributor.authorValentim, Joaquim Pires
dc.contributor.authorCosta, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorLow, Gail
dc.contributor.authorLeal, Isabel
dc.contributor.authorMiguel, Isabel
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-04T17:58:42Z
dc.date.available2023-01-04T17:58:42Z
dc.date.embargo2023-12-15
dc.date.issued2022-12-15
dc.description.abstractThe aging population in the developed world has implied increasing age diversity in the workforce of organizations. Consequently, mutual perceptions about one’s coworkers and age discrimination are becoming increasingly important. This study aims to explore how perceptions about older workers’ work (un)adaptability, work effectiveness, and workplace age discrimination vary according to participants’ psychosocial factors, such as age group, gender, education level, and work sector. This study included a sample of 453 workers in Portugal, diverse in terms of age, gender, education level, and work sector. Four different instruments were used: (a) a sociodemographic questionnaire; (b) an older workers’ Work Adaptability scale; (c) an older workers’ Work Effectiveness Scale and; (d) the Workplace Age Discrimination Scale (WADS). Results: Middle-aged and older participants perceive older workers as more adaptable than younger participants. The oldest group of participants perceives older workers to be more workeffective and experience the highest levels of age discrimination in the workplace, when compared to the other age groups. Also, participants with lower levels of education tend to perceive higher levels of workplace age discrimination, when compared to participants with high school and higher education. Conclusions: Generational perceptions in the workplace are perceived by workers differently, hence organizations should implement age management strategies to address age discrimination, particularly due to the increasing proportion of older workers.pt_PT
dc.identifier.citationvon Humboldt, S., Miguel, I.,Valentim, J. P., Costa, A., Low, G., & Leal, I. (2022). Is age an issue? Psychosocial differences in perceived older workers’ work (un)adaptability, effectiveness, and workplace age discrimination. Educational Gerontology, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/03601277.2022.2156657. Repositório Institucional UPT. http://hdl.handle.net/11328/4599pt_PT
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03601277.2022.2156657pt_PT
dc.identifier.issn0360-1277 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn1521-0472 (Electronic)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/4599
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Grouppt_PT
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://www.tandfonline.com/journals/UEDGpt_PT
dc.rightsembargoed accesspt_PT
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt_PT
dc.subjectPsychosocial differencespt_PT
dc.subjectOlder workerspt_PT
dc.subjectWorkplace age discriminationpt_PT
dc.titleIs age an issue? Psychosocial differences in perceived older workers’ work (un)adaptability, effectiveness, and workplace age discriminationpt_PT
dc.typejournal articlept_PT
degois.publication.firstPage1pt_PT
degois.publication.lastPage13pt_PT
degois.publication.titleEducational Gerontologypt_PT
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person.affiliation.nameI2P - Instituto Portucalense de Psicologia
person.familyNameMiguel
person.givenNameIsabel
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