The role of time perspective in relations between achievement goals, work engagement and performance of post-retired workers

Annet H. de Lange, Nico W. van Yperen, P. Matthijs Bal, Beatrice I.J.M. van der Heijden

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)562-563
    JournalInternational journal of psychology
    Volume43
    Issue number3-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2008
    EventXIXX International Congress of Psychology 2008 - Berlin, Germany
    Duration: 20 Jul 200825 Jul 2008
    Conference number: 29

    Keywords

    • METIS-248060

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