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dc.contributor.authorDymock, Darrylen_US
dc.contributor.authorBillett, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorKlieve, Helenen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Greeren_US
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Gregoryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:10:14Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:10:14Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-10-20T22:59:22Z
dc.identifier.issn02601370en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02601370.2012.663807en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/46042
dc.description.abstractGlobal concerns about the growing impact of ageing populations on workplace productivity and on welfare budgets have led to a range of governmentsupported measures intended to retain and upskill older workers. Yet, a consistent theme in the research literature is that older workers are reluctant and harder to train than younger workers, and that, regardless, employers are ambivalent about supporting such training. However, a survey of over 250 mature-age workers in mainly professional and administrative (i.e. 'white collar') roles identified strong interest and belief in their capacity to engage in learning required to maintain their employability, and that their employers are often supportive of their ongoing education and training. The data also indicate that these workers found personal worth in their work, felt respected and acknowledged by coworkers, and wanted to contribute more fully to their workplaces. These findings not only contradict what is consistently reported elsewhere, but suggest that age per se may not be the factor that shapes perceptions of older workers' employability, but the kinds of employment and level of education held by older workers. Therefore, extending the working lives of these valued 'white collar' workers might need to be realised through continuing to provide them with opportunities for rich work and further development to sustain their capacities and interest in contributing to their work and workplaces.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom171en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto186en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Lifelong Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTechnical, Further and Workplace Educationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130108en_US
dc.titleMature age 'white collar' workers' training and employabilityen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Lifelong Education, Volume 31, Issue 2, 2012, Pages 171-186. International Journal of Lifelong Education is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.en_US
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