Bevlogen naar het pensioen: Een onderzoek naar het doorwerkvermogen van lager geschoolde werknemers

Translated title of the contribution: Engaged towards retirement: a study into the ability to continue working of lower educated employees

Thijmen Zoomer*, Joop Zinsmeister, C.V. van Vuuren

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The most vulnerable group in the Dutch pension system are workers of lower education with physically demanding jobs. This study examines which job resources affect the ability of workers to continue working based on data from 306 lower educated respondents from the logistical sector in Limburg, Netherlands. Following assumptions in the job demands-resources model, we have hypothesized that the relevant job resources are the following: social support from colleagues, learning opportunities, servant leadership and job autonomy. These resources are assumed to be mediated by the level of work engagement. Mediation and regression analysis have confirmed the relation between the relevant job resources and the ability to continue working. The relevant job resources themselves do not have a direct relation with the ability to continue working; the relation is completely mediated by the level of work engagement. Social support is found to be the most important predictor to work engagement and therefore to the ability of workers to continue working.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)421-439
Number of pages19
JournalTijdschrift voor Arbeidsvraagstukken
Volume35
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2019

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Keywords

  • Engagement
  • Retirement
  • job resources
  • low educated employees

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Bevlogen naar het pensioen : Een onderzoek naar het doorwerkvermogen van lager geschoolde werknemers. / Zoomer, Thijmen; Zinsmeister, Joop; van Vuuren, C.V.

In: Tijdschrift voor Arbeidsvraagstukken, Vol. 35, No. 4, 10.12.2019, p. 421-439.

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