Impact of Development and Accommodation Practices on Older Workers' Job Characteristics, Prolonged Fatigue, Work Engagement, and Retirement Intentions Over Time

Dave Stynen*, Nicole W H Jansen, Jos J M Slangen, IJmert Kant

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The impact of development and accommodation practices on older workers' retirement intentions was investigated in this prospective study, together with potential pathways and the role of career stage.

METHODS: A subsample of full-time, older workers (n = 678) from the Maastricht Cohort Study was followed-up for 2 years. Regression analysis was conducted for three age groups.

RESULTS: Development practices related positively with later retirement intentions in workers aged 55 to 59 years. The accommodation practice of demotion related negatively with later retirement intentions in worker aged at least 60 years. Decision latitude and work engagement were found to link development and accommodation practices with later retirement intentions in particular in workers aged 55 to 59 years.

CONCLUSIONS: It was indicated in this prospective study that development and accommodation practices may be useful for prolonging working careers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1055-1065
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume58
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fatigue
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intention
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Stress
  • Prospective Studies
  • Retirement
  • Work Engagement

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