Duurzame inzetbaarheid en een leven lang leren

Translated title of the contribution: Sustainable employability and lifelong learning

Tinka van Vuuren*, Marjolein C. J. Caniels, Judith H. Semeijn

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    Abstract

    The objective of this study is to explore in what way age is related to employability, workability and vitality of workers, and whether these relationships are influenced by the lifelong learning as perceived by workers. We analyze data from a survey among 178 employees from Dutch primary schools. Results reveal that age and employees' employability are positively related, but not age and workability or vitality. Lifelong learning is positively related to all three aspects of sustainable employment: employability, workability, and vitality. Finally, the interaction between age and lifelong learning showed significant effects for employability and workability. This means that older workers keep their employability and work ability, when they are interested in and perceive more possibilities for lifelong learning.
    Original languageDutch
    Pages (from-to)357-374
    Number of pages18
    JournalGedrag & Organisatie
    Volume24
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

    Keywords

    • sustainable employment
    • employability
    • workability
    • vitality
    • age
    • lifelong learning
    • COMMON METHOD VARIANCE
    • WORK ABILITY
    • ENERGY

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