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Older Worker Identity and Job Performance: The Moderator Role of Subjective Age and Self-Efficacy

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Department of Medicine and Surgery, Psychology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Immunology and Medical Microbiology, Nursing and Stomatology, Rey Juan Carlos I University, 28300 Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain
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Health Psychology Program, International School of Doctorate, National Distance Education University (UNED); 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, National Distance Education University (UNED), 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(12), 2731; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15122731
Received: 5 October 2018 / Revised: 24 October 2018 / Accepted: 30 November 2018 / Published: 3 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Work Ability and Aging)
Older Worker Identity consists of the internalization of negative beliefs and attitudes towards aged employees by these same people. This research aims to explore the moderator role both of subjective age and self-efficacy in the relationship between older worker identity and job performance. The study was conducted with a panel design, including a sample of +40 Spanish workers (n = 200), with two waves (4-months interval). The findings supported the moderator role of subjective age in the relationship, while it failed to support the moderator role of self-efficacy. These findings underline that workers who actively manage their subjective age perceptions could age successfully at work. The implications of this study for counseling practices are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: group identification; older workers; job performance; psychological capital; self-efficacy group identification; older workers; job performance; psychological capital; self-efficacy
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Rodríguez-Cifuentes, F.; Farfán, J.; Topa, G. Older Worker Identity and Job Performance: The Moderator Role of Subjective Age and Self-Efficacy. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 2731.

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