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Aging, Personality, and Work Attitudes

Eric D. Heggestad and Ashley M. Andrew.

in The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging

March 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Organizational Psychology; Counselling Psychology. 18921 words.

Personality traits and job attitudes are related to a number of important work-related outcomes. In this chapter we explore age-related changes in both the Big Five personality traits and...

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Aging Workers, Demographic Subgroups, and Differential Work and Retirement Opportunities

Lauren Eyster, Demetra Smith Nightingale and Jaclyn Nidoh.

in The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging

March 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Organizational Psychology; Counselling Psychology. 12749 words.

With the increasing numbers of older Americans and the need for employment at older ages, the aim of this chapter is to explore recent trends in older workers’ employment and retirement...

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Approaches to Aging and Working

Harvey L. Sterns and Anthony A. Sterns.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Counselling Psychology; Organizational Psychology. 18256 words.

The demarcation of work-nonwork that has been characterized by sharp retirement (e.g., ending a long-term job) is now more often characterized by individuals seeking either to continue...

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Career Planning for Mid- and Late-Career Workers

Sven Voelpel, Anne Sauer and Torsten Biemann.

in The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging

March 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Organizational Psychology; Counselling Psychology. 12449 words.

From an organizational viewpoint, strategic career-development and succession-planning programs can help organizations keep valued employees, especially older ones, and reduce HR costs by...

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Couple Dynamics

Kristen M. Shockley and Winny Shen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Work and Family

P ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Organizational Psychology; Counselling Psychology. 11445 words.

Drawing from disciplines as varied as sociology, economics, psychology, family studies, political science, demography, and women’s studies, research on the division of labor comes from a...

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Critical Psychology, Well-Being, and Work

Isaac Prilleltensky and Graham B. Stead.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Counselling Psychology; Organizational Psychology; Social Psychology. 13677 words.

Critical psychology emerged as a reaction to (a) the oppressive turn in individualism, (b) the negative repercussions of the status quo on large sectors of the population, and (c)...

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Finding Meaning During the Retirement Process

Lan Wang, Douglas T. Hall and Lea Waters.

P ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Counselling Psychology; Social Psychology; Organizational Psychology. 14098 words.

This chapter discusses “identity-based retirement,” a psychosocial process of identity transition and search for meaning. We see the career as a series of short learning cycles, mini...

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From Work and Family to a Dual Model of Working

Mary Sue Richardson and Charles Schaeffer.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Counselling Psychology; Organizational Psychology. 15355 words.

This chapter is informed by the counseling for work and relationship perspective that posits two major contexts of work, market work and unpaid care work. Examination of the work and family...

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Gender and the Psychology of Working

Neeta Kantamneni.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Counselling Psychology; Organizational Psychology; Social Psychology. 13677 words.

Gender and work are intimately interwoven concepts. The gendered context of work, including sexism and discrimination, has historically excluded access to work for women; similarly, gender...

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Goal Setting and Control Theory

Gary P. Latham, Mary B. Mawritz and Edwin A. Locke.

in The Oxford Handbook of Job Loss and Job Search

P ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Organizational Psychology; Counselling Psychology. 9487 words.

The benefit of using theories in the behavioral sciences for job search is that they facilitate predicting, explaining, and influencing behavior. This chapter compares and contrasts two...

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