Extended working lives? The meaning of working to older university workers in Australia

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Title Extended working lives? The meaning of working to older university workers in Australia
Author Shacklock, Kate Herring
Journal Name International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management
Editor Timothy Bartram
Year Published 2006
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Abstract This paper reports the findings of a study of older Australian public sector employees on the meaning of working to them as individuals. The findings from the qualitative research suggest that working is important and enjoyable for older workers but there are differences between staff concerning the importance of “working” when compared with “family”. Further, these views impact upon these older workers' intentions to continue working. Differences between the participant categories are identified and explanations offered. The evidence suggests directions for practitioners and policy makers for the retention of older workers.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=15
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2006 Inderscience Publishers. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 6
Issue Number 2/3/4
Page from 161
Page to 173
ISSN 1465-6612
Date Accessioned 2006-06-28
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Human Resources Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/14018
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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