Remaining time and opportunities at work: Relationships between age, work characteristics, and occupational future time perspective

Zacher, Hannes and Frese, Michael (2009) Remaining time and opportunities at work: Relationships between age, work characteristics, and occupational future time perspective. Psychology and Aging, 24 2: 487-493. doi:10.1037/a0015425


Author Zacher, Hannes
Frese, Michael
Title Remaining time and opportunities at work: Relationships between age, work characteristics, and occupational future time perspective
Journal name Psychology and Aging   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0882-7974
1939-1498
Publication date 2009-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/a0015425
Volume 24
Issue 2
Start page 487
End page 493
Total pages 7
Editor Paul Duberstein
Place of publication Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Publisher American Psychological Association
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The authors adapted the concept of future time perspective (FTP) to the work context and examined its relationships with age and work characteristics (job complexity and control). Structural equation modeling of data from 176 employees of various occupations showed that age is negatively related to 2 distinct dimensions of occupational FTP: remaining time and remaining opportunities. Work characteristics (job complexity and control) were positively related to remaining opportunities and moderated the relationship between age and remaining opportunities, such that the relationship became weaker with increasing levels of job complexity and control.
© 2009 American Psychological Association.
Keyword Age
Future time perspective
Opportunities
Remaining time
Work characteristics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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