New article published: A sustainable career perspective of work ability

July 18, 2019

Our study entitled "A Sustainable Career Perspective of Work Ability: The Importance of Resources across the Lifespan" has been published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, as part of a special issue on sustainable work ability and aging (more information can be found HERE).

In this study, we show that current and future fit with one's job are important for experiencing meaningfulness in work. Furthermore, we find that for mid-career and late-career workers, meaningfulness mediates the relationship between future fit and perceived work ability. This indirect relationship was not significant for early-career workers, implying that the degree to which one's job is 'future proof' is less important for this group. We discuss these findings in light of career sustainability, arguing that the resources of current and future fit are important elements of enhancing work ability, which can be considered an indicator of the health component of career sustainability.

As always, it was great to work with Ans de Vos and Beatrice van der Heijden, and this time also with David Stuer as the lead author on the article.

The article is published open access and can be found HERE.

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