Open Access Dissertation
Date of Award
Boris B. Baltes
The present study used the person-centered approach to examine how profiles based upon six different age conceptualizations differentially impact workplace motivation. In the first known study to examine all conceptualizations of age simultaneously, results suggested the age conceptualizations of subjective age and health significantly impact growth motives for older workers, but not social or security motives. Results suggest social motives are influenced more by chronological age as opposed to other conceptualizations of age. Implications for practitioners in designing and implementing HR activities (e.g., succession planning) and researchers in utilizing all the conceptualizations of age and studying workplace interventions are discussed.
Zabel, Keith Lynn, "The Impact Of Age On Workplace Motivation: A Person-Centered Perspective" (2016). Wayne State University Dissertations. 1499.