Stereotype threat, disengagement, and wellbeing among older employees (2019–2022)

Abstract:
Stereotype threat--the concern of being evaluated through the lens of negative stereotype--is associated with disengagement at work. Disengagement is a critical problem for individuals, organisations, and society as it leads to withdrawal of effort, reduced job satisfaction and commitment, and increased likelihood of quitting. This proposal aims to identify when and how stereotype threat leads to disengagement among older workers and the consequences for their wellbeing. The results from this research can be used to inform strategies for enhancing engagement at work, which should improve the lives of older employees.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
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Funded by:
Australian Research Council