Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Work Engagement of Older Employees: do Employee and Work-Related Factors Matter?
Issue: Vol. 10, No 4, 2017
Published date: 12-2017 (print) / 12-2017 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Renata Korsakienė
The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

Agota Giedrė Raišienė
Mykolas Romeris University

Monika Bužavaitė
Valuetech s.r.l.
Keywords: work engagement, employee-related factors, work-related factors, older employees, age related factors
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2017/10-4/12
Index PUBMS: bd2e8041-f8fb-11e7-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 151-161 (11)
JEL classification: M10, M12

Today’s shortage of qualified workers due to population aging and emigration requires putting more emphasis on older employees and also developing specific measures so that to increase their work engagement. However, employers prefer to hire younger individuals who are assumed to be flexible, and more acquainted with new information technologies. Meanwhile, older employees are seen as less engaged in work, less familiar with lifelong learning and also coping with deteriorating health issues. This paper focuses on older employees working in science, education and public organizations of Lithuania. Being grounded on the prevailing theories in this regard, the paper aims to investigate employee- and work-related factors around this problem. The data obtained allows us confirm that work scheduling autonomy, decision-making autonomy, managerial orientation, career achievement, dedication to work, feedback from work influence work engagement of older employees. The study let us develop insights for managers and recommendations for future investigations in the same field.


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