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Selection, Engagement and Disengagement of Learning Goals in Older Workers and their Respective Employers: Preliminary Findings in a Sample of Mature Age Australians

Tones, Megan J. & Pillay, Hitendra K. (2007) Selection, Engagement and Disengagement of Learning Goals in Older Workers and their Respective Employers: Preliminary Findings in a Sample of Mature Age Australians. In Xiao, Mingzheng, Osman-Gani, Ahad, Yang, Baiyin, & Gong, Jingli (Eds.) The Sixth Asian Conference of the Academy of HRD, 2007, 2-6 November 2007, Beijing, China.

Abstract

The flexibility and universality of lifespan development psychology makes it an attractive framework to study workforce ageing. A questionnaire was administered to an older worker sample to address the applicability of this theory to HRD and HRM initiatives. Six subscales were identified in factor analysis that closely resembled the original conceptual model. Analysis of demographic data revealed that supervisory tasks and educational aspirations were related to selection of and engagement in learning and development activities.

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ID Code: 13167
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Lifespan development psychology
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (The authors)
Deposited On: 26 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:34

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