Older workers and work: Societal and personal sentiments

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dc.contributor.author Billett, S
dc.contributor.author Johnson, G
dc.contributor.author Dymock, D
dc.contributor.author Martin, G
dc.contributor.editor NA
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:11:13Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation AVETRA 13th Annual Conference: VET Research: Leading and responding in turbulent times, 2010, pp. 1 - 10
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16642
dc.description.abstract This conference paper examines the perceptions of a group of employees aged 45 or more about their experiences of age discrimination in the work place. Retaining older workers is one way in which a productive work force can be maintained. However, a review of the literature reveals consistently negative attitudes by employers towards older workers, who are viewed as resistant to change, less productive, difficult to train and less motivated. This paper draws upon a survey of, and interviews with, Australian mature age workers. The topics covered included work life issues; work and work-related learning; intentions for their remaining working life; and the extent of age-related discrimination in their work places. The authors conclude from the survey data that; (1) mature age workers do not feel they are regarded as less capable than younger workers; (2) younger workers are the first to be offered training opportunities but this was not really a problem for the older workers; (3) while some older workers were concerned about technology, most did not subscribe to negative stereotypes of older workers; and (4) over three quarters of survey participants felt supported by their employers and did not believe there was ageism in their workplace.
dc.publisher AVETRA
dc.title Older workers and work: Societal and personal sentiments
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent AVETRA 13th Annual Conference: VET Research: Leading and responding in turbulent times
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Crows Nest, New South Wales en_US
dc.publocation New York
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
dc.conference Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Conference
dc.for 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
dc.personcode 103862
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Curriculum and Pedagogy en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Conference en_US
dc.date.activity 20100408 en_US
dc.date.activity 2007-04-15
dc.date.activity 2010-04-08
dc.location.activity Gold Coast en_US
dc.location.activity Honolulu, HI
dc.description.keywords Employment
dc.description.keywords Demographics
dc.description.keywords Equity
dc.description.keywords Research
dc.description.keywords Workforce development
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Senior DVC
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Senior DVC/Jumbunna
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Strengthening Indigenous Communities
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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