Attitudes of employees and employers towards older workers in a climate of anti-discrimination
Steinberg, M., Donald, K., Najman, Jackob M., & Skerman, Helen M. (1996) Attitudes of employees and employers towards older workers in a climate of anti-discrimination. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 15(4), pp. 154-158.
Attitudes and practices towards older workers were surveyed in Brisbane with 525 employees randomly sampled from the electoral roll and executives of 104 companies obtained by stratified random sampling from the Register of Workplaces (response rates, 60% and 80% respectively). The results indicated that “older workers” are young in terms of contemporary life expectancy, and younger for employers than employees; they have some desirable personal qualities (eg. loyalty), but are not perceived as adaptable; workers aged 25–39 were preferred on qualities held to be important in the workplace and there was minimal interest in recruiting anyone over 45 years.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|ISSN:||1741-6612 (online) 1440-6381 (print)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
|Deposited On:||05 Dec 2011 08:10|
|Last Modified:||05 Dec 2011 08:10|
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