In this study, we test a theoretical model that applies insights of socio-emotional selectivity theory 562 Thursday 24th July 2008 (Carstensen, 1995) and the achievement goal approach (Dweck, 1986) to work motivation and behavior of older workers. As known from life-span psychology, both the tendency toward affiliation and avoidance goals increase with age. We expect older workers to have a tendency to adopt mastery-avoidance instead of mastery-approach goals, and will present data from N = 172 post-retired workers (aged 61 to 79) who voluntarily continue to work to illustrate relations between time perspective, work goals, and outcomes such as work engagement and job performance.
|Journal||International journal of psychology|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jul 2008|
|Event||XIXX International Congress of Psychology 2008 - Berlin, Germany|
Duration: 20 Jul 2008 → 25 Jul 2008
Conference number: 29