Older workers and work: Societal and personal sentiments

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dc.contributor.author Billett, Stephen en_US
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Greer en_US
dc.contributor.author Dymock, Darryl en_US
dc.contributor.author Martin, Gregory en_US
dc.contributor.editor NA en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:11:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:11:13Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010003307 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Billett Stephen et al. 2010, 'Older workers and work: Societal and personal sentiments', , AVETRA, Crows Nest, New South Wales, , pp. 1-10. en_US
dc.identifier.issn - en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher AVETRA en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://avetra.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/13.00-Stephen-Billett.pdf en_US
dc.title Older workers and work: Societal and personal sentiments en_US
dc.parent AVETRA 13th Annual Conference: VET Research: Leading and responding in turbulent times en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Crows Nest, New South Wales en_US
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.for 130200 en_US
dc.personcode 0000067418 en_US
dc.personcode 0000067420 en_US
dc.personcode 0000067419 en_US
dc.personcode 103862 en_US
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.location.activity Gold Coast en_US
dc.description.keywords Employment; Demographics; Equity; Research; Workforce development en_US
dc.staffid 103862 en_US

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