Age, Occupational Strain, and Well-Being: A Person-Environment Fit Perspective

Zacher, Hannes, Feldman, Daniel C., & Schulz, Heiko (2014) Age, Occupational Strain, and Well-Being: A Person-Environment Fit Perspective. In Perrewé, Pamela L., Rosen, Christopher C., & Halbesleben, Jonathon R. B. (Eds.) The Role of Demographics in Occupational Stress and Well Being. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 83-111.

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We develop a conceptual model, based on person-environment fit theory, which explains how employee age affects occupational strain and well-being. We begin by explaining how age directly affects different dimensions of objective and subjective P-E fit. Next, we illustrate how age can moderate the relationship between objective P-E fit and subjective P-E fit. Third, we discuss how age can moderate the relationships between P-E fit, on one hand, and occupational strain and well-being on the other. Fourth, we explain how age can impact occupational strain and well-being directly independent of P-E fit. The chapter concludes with implications for future research and practice.

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ID Code: 92760
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Age, Occupational Strain, Well-Being, Person-Environment Fit
DOI: 10.1108/S1479-355520140000012002
ISBN: 9781783506460
ISSN: 1479-3555
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2016 00:12
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2016 01:27

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