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The workforce is greying due to an ageing population and raising retirement age, and organizations will therefore more and more depend on the contributions of older workers. Older workers have acquired their skills and organizational knowledge over the years. Maintaining their skills and knowledge current and stay ...
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Age, Learning, and Employability: The influence of age stereotyping

Marianne Wooning Student nummer: 836664298

Open Universiteit Nederland Faculteit

: Management, Science & Technology

Opleiding

: Master Management

Cursus

: Voorbereiding afstudeeronderzoek OVO

Eerste beoordelaar

: dr. Ellen Peeters

Tweede beoordelaar

: dr. Albert Kampermann

26/11/2017 – final version

Table of content Summary ................................................................................................................................................. 4 1.

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 6

2.

Theoretical background and hypotheses ........................................................................................ 8 2.1

Ageism, age stereotypes and discrimination .......................................................................... 8

2.2

Age – the older worker ............................................................................................................ 9

2.3

Employability ......................................................................................................................... 10

2.4

Age and employability ........................................................................................................... 12

2.5

Learning and employability ................................................................................................... 13

2.6

Age, learning, and employability ........................................................................................... 13

2.7

Age, learning and employability; and the influence of age stereotyping ............................. 15

Study 1 ................................................................................................................................................... 17 3.

4.

Methods ........................................................................................................................................ 17 3.1

Secondary data ...................................................................................................................... 17

3.2

Data collection ....................................................................................................................... 17

3.3

Operationalization and appropriateness of secondary data approach ................................ 18

3.4

Data-analysis ......................................................................................................................... 21

Results ........................................................................................................................................... 23 4.1

Correlations ........................................................................................................................... 23

4.2

Statistical Analysis ................................................................................................................. 24

4.2.1

Regression analysis ........................................................................................................ 24

4.2.2

Multiple regressions ...................................................................................................... 25

4.2.3

Mediation ...................................................................................................................... 26

Study 2 ........