The workforce in most industrialized countries is aging. However, the role of age in job design has largely been ignored. In the present paper, we apply lifespan development perspectives to the interaction between job characteristics and age. Specifically, we examine the possible joint effects of age and job characteristics on job satisfaction, engagement, and performance, developing a series of propositions to guide future research. We also discuss possible boundary conditions, mediating mechanisms, and future research challenges.

A lifespan perspective on job design: Fitting the job and the worker to promote job satisfaction, engagement, and performance

Zaniboni, Sara;Fraccaroli, Franco
2012-01-01

Abstract

The workforce in most industrialized countries is aging. However, the role of age in job design has largely been ignored. In the present paper, we apply lifespan development perspectives to the interaction between job characteristics and age. Specifically, we examine the possible joint effects of age and job characteristics on job satisfaction, engagement, and performance, developing a series of propositions to guide future research. We also discuss possible boundary conditions, mediating mechanisms, and future research challenges.
2012
D. M., Truxillo; D. M., Cadiz; J. R., Rineer; Zaniboni, Sara; Fraccaroli, Franco
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