Age discrimination in the workplace

Identifying as a late-career worker and its relationship with engagement and intended retirement age

Piers H. Bayl-Smith*, Barbara Griffin

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    Abstract

    Through a model of moderated indirect effects, this study examined the relationship between perceived age discrimination, cognitive and affective identification as a late career worker, intended retirement age, and work engagement. Bootstrap analysis confirmed that a negative relationship between perceived age discrimination and work engagement was strongest when cognitive identification was high and affective identification was low, and nonsignificant when affective identification was high. In contrast to previous research,no overall association between age discrimination and intended retirement age was found. Rather, post hoc analyses showed that work engagement suppressed a positive direct relationship between age discrimination and intended retirement age.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)588-599
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
    Volume44
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

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