Type of Content: Research
Subtype: Journal Article
Resource Title: Age Bias in the Time of Coronavirus: Implications for Research and Practice
Publication Title: Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 14(1-2), 66-70.
Publish Date: 2021
We propose that the differential susceptibility and impact framework can also usefully be considered from a social psychology and age diversity perspective. We argue that the pandemic not only affects the aging workforce due to natural development processes or increased physical susceptibility to illness, but rather, the pandemic exacerbates existing attitudes and biases toward older workers in age-diverse teams and organizations, which can lead to a more hostile work environment for older workers, diminishing team effectiveness, and limiting older workers’ access to work opportunities.
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