Project Information

Kurt Lewin Instituut
Heidelberglaan 1
Room Number H1.42
3584 CS UTRECHT
The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)30 - 253 3027

Project Information

Project Title
"A Person-Environment Fit Perspective on Successful Aging at Work"

Institute
University of Groningen - Organizational Psychology

PhD Student
Darya Moghimi

Supervisor(s)
Dr. Susanne Scheibe (University of Groningen)
Dr. Hannes Zacher (Queensland University of Technology)
Prof. dr. Nico van Yperen (University of Groningen)

Period
1 September 2014 - 1 September 2018

Funding
University of Groningen


Summary

The goal of this project is to develop, empirically test, and refine an integrative conceptual model, based on person-environment (P-E) fit theory, which explains how age affects two sets of important work outcomes: job performance and occupational well-being.  First, the model explains how age can directly influence different dimensions of objective and subjective P-E fit.  Second, the model illustrates how age can moderate the relationship between objective P-E fit and subjective P-E fit.  Finally, the model proposes that age can moderate the relationships between P-E fit and work outcomes. These propositions are tested in a series of studies using diverse yet complementary research designs.


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