The right place for me: A moderated mediation model to explain the involvement of employees aged over 50 years

Claudia Manzi, Eleonora Crapolicchio, Letizia Medina, Sharon Coen, Fabio Paderi

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Abstract

Over the past decades, employment rates of older workers in most Western countries have rapidly increased. Hence, there is a growing interest in identifying the organizational dimensions that might impact the psychosocial adjustment of workers aged over 50 years. This study focuses on perceived organizational support (POS) and identity‐related measures (identification and authenticity) as key organizational components for workers at this stage of life. Furthermore, in the relationships discussed, we explore the moderating role of perceived age discrimination. In an ample sample of older workers (N = 4,563, aged 50–66 years), a moderated mediational model was tested where older workers' involvement was associated to POS. In the model, this relationship was mediated by organizational identification and authenticity, and the association between POS, identity‐related measures, and involvement was moderated by age‐based discrimination. Results showed that POS is associated with organizational involvement via organizational identification and authenticity and that high level of age discrimination decreased the positive association between POS, organizational identification, authenticity, and involvement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • ageism
  • organizational support

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