The role of age and occupational future time perspective in workers' motivation to learn


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The purpose of this paper is to better understand the relationship between employees' chronological age and their motivation to learn, by adopting a lifespan perspective. Based on socioemotional selectivity theory, [the authors] suggest that occupational future time perspective mediates the relationship between age and motivation to learn. In accordance with expectancy-value and self-efficacy theories, motivation to learn was operationalized as employees' learning motivational beliefs (i.e., learning self-efficacy and learning value). To test [this] model, survey data were obtained from...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Employment; Research; Demographics

Keywords: Learning motivation; Older worker; Employees; Survey; Age; Attitude

Geographic subjects: Belgium; Europe

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2017

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Journal volume: 10

Journal number: 1

Journal date: April 2017

Pages: pp. 27-45

ISSN: 1874-785X, 1874-7868 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 128.458

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