publication . Article . 2008

Attitudes Toward Older Workers and Human Resource Practices

Annette Kluge;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008 Journal: Swiss Journal of Psychology, volume 67, pages 61-64 (issn: 1421-0185, eissn: 1662-0879, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing Group
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
<jats:p> This study investigated attitudes towards older employees, perceived age discrimination, and HR practices (personnel development and reward) in 240 employees. Attitudes toward older employees were largely positive, thus supporting the notion that attitudes toward older employees are becoming increasingly positive. Older employees’ attitudes towards older employees were more positive, but younger employees’ attitudes were still favorable. Moreover, older and younger employees reported benefiting from HR measures, such as training, to a similar extent. Also, older employees did not feel more discriminated against than younger employees did, indicating tha...
Subjects
free text keywords: General Psychology, Developmental psychology, Age discrimination, Human resources, business.industry, business, Social psychology, Psychology, other research area
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