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ERIC Number: EJ839805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3736
Career Aspirations of Older Workers: An Australian Study
Pillay, Hitendra; Kelly, Kathy; Tones, Megan
International Journal of Training and Development, v10 n4 p298-305 Dec 2006
Global challenges associated with the ageing workforce include lower levels of education and negative attitudes of older workers towards learning and covert age discrimination in the workplace. This report discusses initial findings from a survey of older workers employed in regional areas in Australia. The older workers surveyed were predominantly blue collar with low levels of formal education. Contrary to the stereotypical views, there were few attitude differences between older (greater than 40 years) and younger workers ([less than or equal] 40 years). However, gender, education level and job type had a greater impact on attitudes in the older workers when compared to their younger colleagues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia