Type of Content: Research

Subtype: Journal Article

Resource Title: Who Has the Option to Age Successfully at Work? Considering Non-Work Factors

Publication Title: Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.

Publish Date: May 2020 (Pre-Press Manuscript)

While we focused on the illustrative example of caregiving, we posit that a multitude of
non-work considerations might impact successful aging at work in ways not fully explored by
existing research. Given that we expect non-work factors, such as caregiving, to negatively
impact worker abilities to exercise control strategies of all types, people with these non-work
demands will be less able to successfully age at work. Importantly, this lack of successful aging would not be a function of any of the elements of the model laid out by Kooij et al (2020). Not incorporating non-work factors that may differentially affect marginalized groups of people will present a distorted view of successful aging at work. That is, it may appear that women and marginalized groups are not successfully aging due to issues related to self-regulation when in reality they are navigating an incredibly complex balance between their work and non-work
roles.
Who Has the Option to Age Successfully at Work? Considering Non-Work Factors

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