Type of Content: Research

Subtype: Journal Article

Resource Title: Intrinsically Rewarding Work and Generativity in Midlife: The Long Arm of the Job

Publication Title: Work and Occupations

Publish Date: October 7, 2020

Work is a productive activity that can also contribute to the well-being of the next generation. Using two waves of data from the Edmonton Transitions Study, this research examined the link between intrinsically rewarding work and generativity, or one’s perceived contributions to society. Controlling for relevant variables, more intrinsically rewarding work at age 43 predicted increasing generativity over the next seven years, and increases in intrinsic work rewards were associated with increased generativity between age 43 and 50. The results demonstrate the potential of the workplace to prompt growth in midlife generativity.

Intrinsically Rewarding Work and Generativity in Midlife: The Long Arm of the Job

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/33YjUDZ