Journal of Scientific Papers

ECONOMICS & SOCIOLOGY


© CSR, 2008-2015
ISSN 2071-789X

1.39
2017CiteScore
 
88th percentile
Powered by  Scopus



Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)


Strike Plagiarism

Partners
  • General Founder and Publisher:

     
    Centre of Sociological Research

     

  • Publishing Partners:

     
     
    University of Szczecin (Poland)


    Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)

     

     
     
    Alexander Dubcek University of Trencín, Faculty of Social and Economic Relations (Slovak Republic)



     
    University of Entrepreneurship and Law, (Czech Republic)



      

     

  • Membership:


    American Sociological Association


    European Sociological Association


    World Economics Association (WEA)

     


    CrossRef

     


Work Engagement of Older Employees: do Employee and Work-Related Factors Matter?

Vol. 10, No 4, 2017

Renata Korsakienė,

 

The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania,

Vilnius, Lithuania,

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University,

Vilnius, Lithuania,

E-mail: renata.korsakiene@vgtu.lt

 

Work Engagement of Older Employees: do Employee and Work-Related Factors Matter?

 

Agota Giedrė Raišienė,

 

Mykolas Romeris University,

Vilnius, Lithuania,

E-mail: agotar@mruni.eu


Monika Bužavaitė,

 

Valuetech s.r.l., 

Corso Re Umberto,

Torino, Italy,

E-mail: monikabuzavaite@gmail.com

 

 

 


 

Abstract. Today’s shortage of qualified workers due to population aging and emigration requires putting more emphasis on older employees and also developing specific measures so that to increase their work engagement. However, employers prefer to hire younger individuals who are assumed to be flexible, and more acquainted with new information technologies. Meanwhile, older employees are seen as less engaged in work, less familiar with lifelong learning and also coping with deteriorating health issues. This paper focuses on older employees working in science, education and public organizations of Lithuania. Being grounded on the prevailing theories in this regard, the paper aims to investigate employee- and work-related factors around this problem. The data obtained allows us confirm that work scheduling autonomy, decision-making autonomy, managerial orientation, career achievement, dedication to work, feedback from work influence work engagement of older employees. The study let us develop insights for managers and recommendations for future investigations in the same field.

 

Received: March, 2017

1st Revision: August, 2017

Accepted: September, 2017

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2017/10-4/12

JEL ClassificationM10, M12

Keywords: work engagement, employee-related factors, work-related factors, older employees, age related factors