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Debunking negative stereotypes about older employees : The influence of negative aging meta- and self-stereotypes on older employees’ perceived employability

Halbesma, C. (2016) Debunking negative stereotypes about older employees : The influence of negative aging meta- and self-stereotypes on older employees’ perceived employability.

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Abstract:This study has provided insight in which manner and to which extent negative aging meta- and self-stereotypes influence older employees' perceived employability (OEpE) directly and indirectly through influencing older employees’ perceived ability, motivation and support to learn. This study found evidence that the more older employees belief that they are negatively stereotyped by their colleagues, the worse they perceive they perceive three out the five dimensions of OEpE occupational expertise, personal flexibility and corporate sense. In addition, older employees who apply previously held negative aging stereotypes to themselves, perceive the OEpE dimensions personal flexibility and balance as more worse than older employees who do not. Therefore, negative aging meta- and self-stereotypes influences in total four out the five dimensions of OEpE. However, this study found also evidence that older employees’ motivation to learn intervene the relationship between negative aging meta-stereotypes and the OEpE dimensions personal flexibility and corporate sense. Specifically, the relationship between negative aging meta-stereotypes and the dimensions of older employees’ perceived employability personal flexibility and corporate sense, are respectively partially and fully intervened through older employees’ motivation to learn.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 71 sociology, 73 cultural anthropology, 77 psychology, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/70804
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